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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
The major flood conference, ‘Natural Flood Management: Enabling Partnerships and Action’, which is taking place on Wednesday 25th January at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, is now fully subscribed. The conference is aimed at building partnerships between local communities, flood groups, local authorities and land managers to deliver effective natural flood management at the local scale.
The CCRI is delighted to announce that in collaboration with Stroud District Council, the University of Gloucestershire will be hosting a major conference on Natural Flood Management in January 2017.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire was part of a successful team that won a 2016 Gloucestershire CPRE award for ‘innovative use of natural resources, including land and water’.
George Osborne announced a welcome boost of £700 million funding for flood defences and resilience in his budget yesterday. The CCRI has been actively involved in natural flood management in recent years and hopes that a large part of this new fund will be invested in natural flood defences.
We are delighted to report that a film on natural flood management, which the CCRI helped to make, has won an award. From over 2,200 films, the public had nominated their best films in seven different categories. The winning film is called “Rural Sustainable Drainage – Natural Flood Management in the Stroud Valleys”