Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action
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Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action

Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action

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University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls Lane

Longlevens

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Stroud District Council and the University of Gloucestershire Countryside and Community Research Institute are holding a conference aimed at building partnerships between local communities, flood groups, local authorities and land managers to enable them to deliver effective natural flood management at the local scale. It will describe the real partnerships established to enable Stroud District Council to deliver the Stroud Rural SuDs

project in Gloucestershire, which is building Natural Flood Management in the catchment of the Stroud River Frome.

We will also hear from senior speakers from the Environment Agency, Gloucestershire County Council and experts on building partnerships and community engagement about creating effective and long lasting partnerships between local authorities, communities and landowners to facilitate natural flood management projects on the ground.

There will be an opportunity for delegates to hear about and discuss in more detail two of following key seminar topics:

  1. Community engagement and involvement in NFM
  2. Funding and partnerships
  3. Consenting and regulation of NFM structures
  4. Practical delivery, techniques and land management

The conference will be a free event, but spaces are limited. When you register, please choose a maximum of two seminar topics to attend. There will be an opportunity to visit one of the Stroud project’s worksites on the morning of January 26th and again spaces will be strictly limited.

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Natural Flood Management: Enabling partnerships and action.

The conference is aimed at accelerating building partnerships between local communities, flood groups, local authorities and land managers to enable them to deliver effective natural flood management at the local scale. It will describe the real partnerships established to enable Stroud District Council to deliver the Stroud Rural Suds project in Gloucestershire, which is building Natural Flood Management in the catchment of the Stroud River Frome.

9:30 Coffee and Registration

10:00 Opening remarks & welcome – Stephen Marston – Vice Chancellor University of Gloucestershire

10:05 Conference Chair – David Hagg – Chief Executive Stroud District Council

Keynotes speakers:

10:10 Clare Dinnis - Deputy Director Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Strategic Development Environment Agency - DEFRA 25 year plan & local authority delivery

10:25 Anne Wheeler – SWRFCC Chair – Funding, partnerships and structure & delivery

10:40 Mark Hawthorne – Leader Gloucestershire County Council

10:55 Questions for Speakers

11:15 Mary Dhonau – Community Floods Campaigner – Involving and engaging the Community in Natural Flood Management

11:30 Chris Uttley – Stroud RSuds Project Officer–Delivery of Natural Flood Management by a Local Authority and partners

11:50 Panel Question Session

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Seminar 1 Options

  1. Community engagement & involvement
  2. Consenting & Regulation
  3. Funding and partnerships
  4. Practical delivery, land management, woodland management

14:15 Afternoon Tea

14:30 Seminar 2 Options As Above

15:30 Chris Short - University of Gloucestershire & Chairs of Seminar. Discussion and next steps

15:55 Chairs Closing Remarks

16:00 Conference Close

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