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South Pennines Local Nature Partnership : The Science of Floods
Sun 8 May 2016, 10:30 – 16:00 BST
This event is a learning event - pure and simple. We have invited hydrologists, practitioners and experts from universities and the world of consultancy to inform the discussion around catchments and flooding. How do catchments respond in flood events ? What happens in an extreme event ? How can modelling help predict future events ? What is Natural Flood Management ? How can information collected by residents help improve predicting future events ? Of course, there will be talk and discussion about recent events - but this is a wider learning event rather than a consultation event .
Grateful to the JBA Trust (http://www.jbatrust.org/) who have offered their financial assistance and demonstration of their flume (http://www.jbatrust.org/jbademonstrationflume also thanks to Anthony Rae and Calderdale Sustainability Forum and Pennine Prospects for their financial support.
Doors open 10:30 am. We will have speakers in the morning from 11am until 1: 40 pm. From 2 pm onwards there are a number of models and hands-on displays in the courtyard open to all.
11:00 -11:05 Introduction & housekeeping: Pam Warhurst CBE, Chair of Pennine Prospects & South Pennines Local Nature Partnership
11:05 - 11:25 Managing risk in an age of extremes Professor Onno Bokhove, University of Leeds
11:25 - 11:45 Natural Flood Management Steve Rose, JBA Consulting
11:45 - 12:05 ‘Slowing the Flow’ : Experience from Pickering ,Dr Nick Odoni, University of Durham & Mike Potter, Pickering Civic Society
12:05 - 12:25 Coffee break
12:30 -12:50 Integrated Catchment Management and Partnership Working, Mike Norbury, Hon. Research Associate, School of Geography & Planning, University of Liverpool
12:50 - 13:10 A Citizen science approach to flooding, Ben Ward, Oxford Flood Network
13: 10 – 13: 30 Slowing the Floow: Moors for the Future, Dr Jonathon Walker , Moors for the Future
13:30 – 13:50 Local problems : local solutions, Stuart Bradshaw, local resident & Terrain Geotechnical
13:50 – 14:00 Q & A Panel
From 14:00 to 16:00 The hands-on stuff in the Courtyard