Chris Short was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, together with Jenny Phelps of FWAG SW, about the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and Agri-environment schemes.
The Environment Secretary visited Gloucestershire on 26th February to launch the Command Paper that sets out the government’s vision for the future of agriculture as the UK leaves the EU. In his visit, Michael Gove visited two projects in which the CCRI has played a major part.
CCRI’s Dr Matt Reed spoke on the Kate Clark programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday (10th December) about the importance of soil and how the CCRI is working on EU funded projects to identify ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques.
Chris Short and Janet Dwyer attended a PEGASUS workshop in The Hague on 16th November, which was attended by Marjolijn Sonnema, Director-General Agriculture & Nature at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands.
Matt Reed and Hannah Chiswell were interviewed on the Kate Clark show on BBC Gloucestershire yesterday (5th November) about the CCRI events taking place as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The programme can be listened to online until 4th December.
Chris Short is working with other researchers in a new innovative collaborative project, led by the University of Reading, which will join forces with farmers, advisors, communities and local authorities across the West Thames area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk.
A Masters by Research project run by Kate Smith, together with her supervisors Rob Berry, Lucy Clarke and Chris Short, is evaluating the use of 3D landscape visualisation technology (Google Earth) for enhancing and improving participation in Natural Flood Management (NFM). Help the research team by participating in an online survey.
There is still time to register for the free CCRI seminar taking place on Thursday 25th May. Former CCRI Artist in Residence, Antony Lyons and Jenny Phelps from FWAG SouthWest, will be presenting “Water and Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) project, enabling local communities and famers to influence their local environment and its future management and development”.
The CCRI is delighted to support a short film released today (Tuesday, 28th March) outlining the impact of the WILD project in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Around 200 people attended a major conference on Natural Flood Management (NFM) at the University of Gloucestershire on 25th January. The conference -“Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action” – was organised by the CCRI and Stroud District Council and was 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.