Organisation: Cumbria Strategic Partnerships
Type: Technical Support & Training
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As part of the Cumbria Flood Action Plan, the Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership hosted a series of workshops in 2017 for experts and practitioners to share with partners, stakeholders and communities across Cumbria, their current understanding and knowledge on a number of topics critical to managing flood risk on a catchment wide basis.
This workshop covered how geomorphology can support flood risk management and included presentations on using geomorphology to help understand the history of flooding; the response of headwater and upland catchments to extreme rainfall and flooding; and the impact of catchment modifications on flood risk and erosion.
This workshop covered a catchment approach to delivery of woodland based natural flood management measures and included presentations by Forest Research and South Cumbria Rivers Trust, followed by a field visit to Waterfoot Bridge, Kentmere.
This workshop introduced the Cumbria Strategic Partnership and presented how different organisations (including Environment Agency, United Utilities, Met Office, Mountain Rescue, Cumbria County Council, the Cumbria District Councils) are working to better plan, prepare, respond and recover to/from flooding, including how they can work better together and with communities.
This workshop covered what working with natural processes means; building up the evidence base and capacity to support delivery of natural flood risk management; and learning from case studies around the country, interactive engagement tools and funding.