Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University.

Josh  Well, PhD student with Dr Jillian Labadz at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus was honoured to be invited to speak recently on the research he is conducting on Natural Flood Management. His research is being applauded internationally, putting him, Brackenhurst and flooding in Southwell firmly in the forefront of NFM evidence-based research.

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The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) held conferences in London (31st October) and Leeds (6th December)  to launch the Environment Agency’s ‘Working with Natural Processes Evidence Base’ which has been developed to help flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) authorities understand, justify, develop and implement FCERM schemes with WWNP to reduce flood risk.  It will also include presentations from a range of existing projects that have successfully implemented NFM measures on the ground, through effective partnerships, whilst drawing on a range of funding streams.

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

Following the Pitt Review the Environment Agency defined NFM as taking action to manage fluvial and coastal flood and coastal erosion risk by protecting, restoring and emulating the natural regulating function of catchments, rivers, floodplains and the coast. Whilst this is not a new concept there has not yet been a comprehensive synthesis of the vast research undertaken on this topic, with previous research scattered and often not presented in a manner accessible to FCERM and NFM practitioners.

Flood Re Local Heroes Awards – 28th November 2017

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES.

An action-packed day for Southwell Flood Forum The invitations arrived…             On the way ….over Westminster Bridge Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, spoke of Government plans and the Flood Re initiative. Andy Bord, Chief Executive of Flood Re spoke further about the improved insurance situation… Read more »

National Flood Forum – Bulletin November 2017 – communities working to take control of flooding

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management.

The National Flood Forum works in communities and with partners to support people at risk from flooding, and should flooding occur, to help them recover. Communities lie at the centre of this and throughout this bulletin there are examples of people working to take control of the flooding in their lives, as well as some… Read more »

The Rivers Trust Autumn Conference 2017 – Natural Flood Risk Management

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… Read more »