Slow The Flow Roadshow Summer 2022

Together we can slow the flow is a new climate action roadshow taking place across Calderdale this summer to raise awareness about the increasing impact of climate change on our lives and encourage people living and working in the area to take action to prevent major flooding events given the increasingly extreme weather.  

The roadshow – the first across the borough – comprises of a travelling exhibition and varied events programme taking place in towns and high flood risk areas urging everyone from school children to anchor businesses to help slow the flow of water and adapt to climate change. 

Funded by the National Lottery Together for our Planet initiative, the roadshow is aimed at empowering communities to tackle climate change by slowing the flow of water in upland areas, as well as around homes and businesses on the Valley basin. 

We’d love you to join us on one or more of our events and do tell all your friends!

13th- 20th August Todmorden Library Exhibition
17th August 6pm – 9pm Tod College, Todmorden Slowing the flow in towns event – exhibition, key note speakers and Q&A (see below for more details)
20th August 10am – 2pm Calder Homes Park, Hebden Bridge Information Stall, interactive exhibition & activities

We have amazing prizes from the likes of Hebtroco, Brown Paper Packages and Friendly Soap.

Join us on Wednesday 17th August 6-9pm at Todmorden College, for an informative evening with experts on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Guest speakers will showcase inspirational landscape from our region and abroad, as well as give updates on plans and support for SuDS available locally. There will be a Q+A session, where you can bring your questions for the panel.

We’ll also have drinks and nibbles, networking, a chance to look at the exhibition, and will be handing out the fabulous prizes for our quiz, to celebrate the fantastic summer we’ve had with our touring roadshow!

Roger Nowell

Natural Flood and Water Management Coordinator at Sheffield City Council. Presentation of, and learnings from, SuDS best practice case study; ‘Grey to Green’ in Sheffield City Centre.

Ben Fenton

Natural Flood Management Project Officer at Calderdale Council. Presentation of study trip to SuDS best practice case study in Portland, Oregon. Update on Calderdale Council’s position on SuDS.

Rachel Wray

Technical Specialist (SuDS) at Yorkshire Water. Yorkshire Water’s approach to Sustainable Drainage Systems, including adopting SuDS as sewers

Todmorden College

Nick Green and Cath McGregor. An introduction to Todmorden Climate College and what support and training is available for Natural Flood Management(NFM) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Amanda McDermott

Slow The Flow Trustee and Senior Landscape Architect at 2B Landscape Consultancy Ltd. Summary of Slow The Flow’s urban sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) work, and a background on UK policy