WWT Consulting attends CIWEM Natural Flood Management (NFM) Conference at the University of London
Last week WWT Consulting sent James as a delegate on the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management conference – Natural Flood Management: The Evidence Requirements for Wider Delivery. Speakers included academics, staff from government agencies such as Natural England and the Environment Agency (EA), County Councils and independent organisations such as the River Restoration Centre.
The day was split into three sections, the first discussing headwater catchments, the second discussing middle of catchment, and the third concerned with estuaries and coasts.
Key objectives of the conference included the launch of the EA research framework on NFM, a summary of the soon to be published Channel Management Handbook, a consideration of the understanding of key interactions between land use and flood risk, an assessment of the experience employing NFM in England and abroad, and an examination of the funding routes available for NFM to landowners.
Together with all the interesting talks, the day proved to be a great opportunity to meet people involved in wetland projects both in Gloucestershire and throughout the UK.