Natural Flood Management and Integrated Catchment Management Roadshow – May 15th, Welwyn Garden City
|Thank you to all who attended the conference, and contributed towards the 360+ attendees this year - our largest so far! This blog offers reflections and thoughts from a couple of presenters at this years conference.|
As part of the Integrated Catchment Delivery Events Programme, last week I attended a catchment delivery and partnership event organised by the Institute of Fisheries Management, Environment Agency, the Catchment Based Approach and CIWEM.
Two weeks ago RRC held two training courses back-to-back focusing on Natural Flood Management (NFM).
Day 1 - Mapping Historical Floodplains using the Hydrogeomorphological Survey
The first of our Natural Flood Management courses was titled “Mapping Historical Floodplains using the Hydrogeomorphological Survey”. The aim of this course was to introduce a method for producing a map which represents inundation zones and flood pathways on a floodplain.
|As part of a series of events held by the Environment Agency, I was lucky enough to go along to a Site Visit on the Thames catchment, around Reading and Newbury last week. Around 40 interested delegates from a range of organisations attended including consultancies, government agencies, local authorities, academia, and trusts. Attendees were interested in a range of themes surrounding the projects, including flooding, understanding Catchment Partnerships, and lessons learnt through the restoration projects.|
|Earlier this week, RRC held a site visit to the winner of the 2017 UK River Prize - the River Avon, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. The visit took place in Salisbury, with participants observing restoration techniques at two sites.|
|River Wylye, Norton Bavant|