Slow The Flow Community Led Natural Flood Management Conference – March 2019

Over two days, nearly 100 people from around the UK descended onto our beautiful town of Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley to hear from Natural Flood Management (NFM) professionals about how communities can promote using natural techniques to reduce flood risk in our villages, towns and cities.  Delegates from as far as Scotland, Lancaster, …

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Initial results in from rain garden planters – they work!

Traditional methods proved to be either inappropriate, or too expensive, for monitoring of the small scale rain garden planter project at Hebden Bridge Town Hall Courtyard (see case study). So, Geoff Sweaney of Wetland Engineering devised a bespoke system for us, and the first results are very encouraging! The inlet and outlet are observed by …

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Initial Appraisal of Hydrograph and Leaky Dams at Hardscastle Crags, 16th March 2019

After the recent deluge, it would appear that the 340+ leaky dams built in Hardcastle Crags have done their job, at least in part. You can view footage, taken and narrated by our chair, Bede Mullen, on the project page. Stuart Bradshaw, founder member of Slow The Flow Calderdale, and our Technical Officer, has inspected the …

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Slow the Flow Summary – December 2018

At this time of year, we are of course uneasily reminded of the anniversary of our raison d’être; the Boxing Day Flood of 2015.  So as we head to the end of 2018, Slow The Flow Calderdale looks back on yet another incredible year in the quest to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley …

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Community led natural flood management – A celebration of local resilience

Slow the Flow Community Led NFM Conference Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st  March 2019 Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Resilience : What can communities achieve for themselves on a local scale and a catchment scale? Monitoring : Can small charities make a real difference on the ground and can you prove it? Partnership : How do …

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