Community Led Natural Flood Management

COMMUNITY LED NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT

A celebration of local resilience

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st  March 2019

SATURDAY

9:30 Registration & coffee

10:00                     Welcome:  Dr Carol Stow:  Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council

10:15 -10:30        Calderdale – the response to Boxing day 2015:  Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn :Calderdale MBC

10:30 – 10:55     Slow the Flow Calderdale: Lessons Learnt – the first three years: Adrian Horton:  Communications officer Slow the Flow Calderdale

10:55 – 11:15      Comfort break 

11:15 – 11:40      Delivering Natural Flood Management: Chris Uttley: Senior Advisor, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Integrated Outcomes team, Environment Agency

11:40 – 12:10      You Can Slow the Flow – Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes: Bill Blackledge & Amanda McDermott: 2B Landscape consultancy                                        

12:10 – 12:30      Q&A                      

12:30 – 14:00      Lunch :  Displays from JBA Trust, Marshalls, Flood Aware App, Flood Wardens)

14:00 – 14:25      Insight into the new National Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy: Wendy Brooks: National Strategy Manager, Environment Agency

14:25 – 14:50      National Flood Management – Simple methods to quantifying the benefits and making leaky dams last: Mike Norbury: Project Manager at Mersey Forest, National Flood Management

14:50- 15:15        Slow the Flow Calderdale – The next five years: Bede Mullen: Chair of Slow the Flow Calderdale                        

15:15 – 15:45      Lets Talk About Flooding: Paul Cobbing: Cheif Executive, Natural Flood Management

15:45 – 16:00      Closing remarks 

SUNDAY

OPTION#1 : HARDCASTLE CRAGS

With Slow the Flow , National Trust & Treesponsibility

09:30 – 12 noon

OPTION#2 : HEBDEN BRIDGE CINEMA

10:15 – 10:30      Welcome  –   Dr Carol Stow , Mayor of Hebden Royd Council

10:30 – 10:45      The Picture House : after the flood – Alan Gardner

10:45 – 11:45       Film : High Water Common Ground

11:45 – 12: 30     Expert panel :

Cllr Mike Potter ( Slow the Flow Pickering ) , Mike Norbury ( Mersey Forest ) , Chris Uttley ( Environment Agency), Paul Cobbing ( National Flood Forum), Slow the Flow Calderdale,

12:30 – 13:30      Guided walk around Hebden Bridge ( TBC)

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