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Flooding in Ryedale: Natural Flood Management as a way forward

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Langton Primary School

Langton

Malton

YO17 9QP

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A community talk to be given by Mike Potter about his involvement in negotiating and constructing a natural flood management scheme in Pickering. This talk is about an important environmental issue in Yorkshire and will be made accessible for a wide audience of all backgrounds. All welcome.

Door open at 18:30. Talk will start promptly at 19:00.

Ticket price includes complimentary wine/juice/tea/coffee and nibbles! There will also be a fundraising raffle.

Biography: Mike Potter worked first as a Maritime Radio Officer and then as a civil servant prior to (inaccurately titled) early retirement in 2011, when he stepped into the role of Chair of Pickering and District Civic Society. He was also elected as the Liberal District Councillor of Derwent Ward in 2015. Following a series of severe floods in Ryedale, Mike participated in an academic study in 2008 that proposed upstream storage as a credible method of flood defence. After 10 years of anonymity battling for flood defences in Pickering and promoting Natural Flood Management as a viable option nationally, he gained temporary notoriety when Natural Flood Management and a whole catchment approach was made part of Flood Risk Management. Mike’s talk will explain the 10 year process, how Natural Flood Management works and complements more commonly accepted Flood Risk Management methods…. all in a mere 45 minutes. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.


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