Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management Workshop

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Please bring any photographs/film footage you have of flooding in the Loddon Catchment. This will aid understanding of how the Loddon floods.

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University of Reading

Whiteknights

Reading

RG6 6UA

United Kingdom

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Please bring any photographs/film footage you have of flooding in the Loddon Catchment. This will aid understanding of how the Loddon floods.
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During the last large flood event over Christmas and New Year 2015/16 there was a lot of discussion about working with nature to help manage flooding by ‘slowing the flow’ and ‘holding back the water’. Across the country there are lots of examples of how slowing the speed and the amount of water entering rivers can help reduce flooding. These tools and techniques are called Natural Flood Risk Management (NFRM). By working with nature, NFRM provides additional environmental benefits, for example removing some of the pollutants from water than runs of agricultural or urban areas or creating new habitats for wildlife.

For NFRM to be effective it has to work across the catchment (see map in invite email) and involve all stakeholders from flood groups/residents through to the flood authorities and experts in flood risk management.

The aim of this workshop is to create a partnership who can idenitfy suitable areas for NFRM, establish the neccesary monitoring of NFRM and implement the schemes.

An agenda and instuction relating to location of room will be provided in the weeks running up to the event.

A photographer will be present at the workshop.

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University of Reading

Whiteknights

Reading

RG6 6UA

United Kingdom

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