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Join a project to build a community understanding of flood risk in Southwell

 

We are delighted to have been approached by Shaun Maskrey, a PhD student at The University of Nottingham, to participate in a pilot method of flood modelling which involves local people in decision making.

We understand this will prove very advantageous to help shape the way forward for managing our flood risk and will show our funders that the community is committed to work towards that aim.

STAGE ONE OF PROJECT

Shaun carried out informal ‘exploratory’ interviews with some local residents and stakeholders to gain an understanding of our flood risk. 

He thanks those who participated to discuss views on flood risk, how the project will work, and to get a baseline of the understanding that currently exists.  He was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of knowledge and experience that exists in the community, and the networks that have been set up by the Flood Forum to facilitate bringing people (and knowledge) together.

Gathering your views proved really interesting and he appreciated that people gave time to meet with him. He hope that his project can provide an opportunity for furthering these discussions, and bring flooding back up the community agenda.

STAGE TWO OF PROJECT

Residents have take part in workshops that constitute the participatory element of the project.

They appreciate the benefit of being involved and having a voice in reducing our flood risk.

The workshops were designed such that if you could only commit to a share of the workshops, participants could still pick up from where the group left off, understand the stage the process is at and feel comfortable to contribute to it.

All workshops were held locally in Southwell:

Workshop one : 21st January

January Workshop Agenda

 

Activity-1-Outcomes-21.pdf

 

Activity-2-Outcomes-2.pdf

 

Map-2.pdf

 

Summary-of-Workshop-One-3.pdf

Workshop two: 26th February

February Workshop Agenda

 

Activity-3-Outcomes.pdf

 

Summary-of-Workshop-Two.pdf

Workshop three : 25th March

Workshop-3-Summary-and-Technical-Notes.pdf

 

Activity-3-Outcomes2.pdf

Workshop four : 29th April

Agenda-W4.pdf

 

Workshop-4-Summary-and-Technical-Notes.pdf

Workshop five : 28th May

 

Bulletins

Flood Modelling using System Dynamics - a pilot method for Southwell

 

e-Bulletin-1-The-Project-in-300-Words.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-2-What-went-before-Hebden-Bridge.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-3-Causal-Loop-Diagrams.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-4-Thinking-about-Risk.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-5-System-Dynamics

 

e-Bulletin-6-Behind-the-Scenes-1.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-7-Belford-Burn.pdf

 

e-Bulletin-8-Futures.pdf

Shaun is happy to provide more information or answer any specific questions you may have.

  1. You may contact him by e-mail
  2. If you would rather talk it over in person then please feel free to ring him on 0115 9515383 (8am – 3pm) or 07887 398337 (any time).