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Community Action in Natural Flood Risk Management

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Edale Village Hall

Edale

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The winter floods of 2015-2016 brought about tremendous community spirit throughout the UK, and fresh incentives to explore new methods of managing local flood risk.

Ecologist and Filmmaker Andy Clark began investigating Natural Flood Risk Management - how working with natural processes can alleviate flood risk, while supporting a multitude of further benefits to both communities and the environment. Feature documentary, High Water Common Ground, has resulted as a thorough resource in community-led NFM schemes, to guide local action and national policy.

Meanwhile, the people of the Calder Valley undertook their own similar investigations with the view to discover what they could do in their local environment. Slow The Flow Calderdale has emerged, with members of the local community lending their efforts and expertise to elicit powerful local flood risk alleviation. Robin Gray, South Pennines Local Nature Partnership Development Manager at Pennine Prospects, shares the story of how Slow The Flow Calderdale came together, and what they have achieved in collaboration with The National Trust.

*These free tickets are available on a first-come, first serve basis due to the capacity of the venue - book early to avoid disappointment. No need to print/ bring your ticket on the evening – a member of staff will have a list of names at the door.*

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