Dimensions of Natural Flood Risk Management

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Event venue: 
Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH, United Kingdom
Event description: 

This meeting will provide an overview of current thought and practice related to soils and Natural Flood Risk Management (NFM)

Climate change projections indicate that flood risk is likely to increase for many catchments in the UK.  Soil properties, including texture, structure and compaction, together with land-use practices can influence catchment responses to heavy rainfall. 

This exciting meeting brings together key researchers in this field with particular emphasis on the Eden Valley, Cumbria. 

A morning of oral presentations will be followed by demonstrations of equipment/methods in use in the Eden catchment, Cumbria.


10:00-10:30             Registration and Welcome.  Tea/coffee provided (Dunmail, Newton Rigg College)

10:30-11:00             Effect of soil aeration on surface permeability and streamflow response - Dr Nick Chappell & Mr Ethan Wallace (Lancaster University)

11:00-11:30             Soil management for flood control in arable systems - Professor John Quinton (Lancaster University)

11:30-11:50             Storm Desmond:  Nutrient and sediment export and what does this mean for the future? - Professor Phil Haygarth (Lancaster University)

11:50-12:20             Landscape scale mitigation of diffuse pollution: Where to act? - Dr Sim Reaney (Durham University)

12:20-12:50             Lunch:- Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee will be provided.

13:00-15:00             Field demonstration: equipment and techniques - Andy Dyer, Eden Rivers Trust, Newton Rigg College (please ensure you bring suitable clothing and footwear)

15:00                       Depart


  • Members are £5
  • Non-members are £15  

Registration includes refreshments but does not include lunch. Please bring a packed lunch with you. 

Please note that everyone attending the meeting will need to register in advance to enable us to accurately organise seating and refreshments.

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