Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

Jacky Huson (SFF), Liz Walker (SFF), Jillian Labadz (NTU Brackenhurst), Josh Wells (NTU Brackenhurst) attended this event on November 9th 2017. Sadly our Chair Tim Farr couldn’t attend. Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council who are working in partnership on the FRAMES project also attended.

The conference theme was ‘Can the catchment-based approach (CaBa) bring community flood action and natural flood risk management together?”  Agenda here

We were honoured to be invited to give a 15 minute presentation in the afternoon workshops on “Resilient communities – Bringing communities together for resilient areas” on how the Southwell Flood Forum had come together as a community action group – a concept which is apparently not known in much of the European North Sea Region according to Dr Steven Krol, Project Leader of EU Interreg FRAMES from Netherlands.

Many delegates were interested take a copy of our Southwell Community Resilience Handbook

It was a very useful day – meeting people from Holland and Germany and leaders in the FRAMES and Natural Flood Management world.


1.-Next-generation-FCRM-Opportunities-for-community-involvement-in-reducing-flood-risk – Oliver Harmar, NE Area Director, Environment Agency

2.-Overview-of-the-FRAMES-project-concept-of-multi-layer-safety-approach – Dr Steven Krol, Project Leader EU Interreg FRAMES Provincie Zuid Holland, Netherlands

3.-Using-natural-processes-to-reduce-flood-risk-experiences-from-Trent-Rivers-Trust – Ruth Needham, Trent Rivers Trust

4.-Flood-proofing-the-future-the-role-of-communities – Paul Cobbing, National Flood Forum

5.-Challenges-of-bringing-together-catchment-partnerships-flood-action-groups-post-Storm-Desmond – Vikki Salas, Asst Director, W. Cumbria RT and Amy Heys, Catchment Director, Environment Agency

6.-Partnership-working-Time-Trust-and-Two-way-communication – Phiala Mehring, Loddon Catchment Partnership

7.-United-Utilities-Integrated-Drainage-Area-Strategies-IDAS-–-Addressing-water-issues-as-part-of-a-catchment-based-approach – Mark Sewell, United Utilities/The River Trust

Workshop-1-Natural-flood-management-Interventions-of-the-future – Jon Hollis, Environment Agency NFM Programme manager

Workshop-4.1-CC2150-Case-example – Christine Wissink, Kent County Council

Workshop-4.2-Southwell-Flood-Action-Group – Jacky Huson, Southwell Flood Forum