Natural Flood management in woodlands, tree planting and ELMs
Hosted by the Lune Rivers Trust, Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission.
This session explored natural flood management and how it has been implemented in the north of England and Stroud area. This lead onto discussions on how natural flood management will fit into the proposed ELMs.
Louisa Blundell, Lune Rivers Trust
James Anderson-Bickley is the partnership Advisor on Natural Flood Management and woodland creation to the Forestry Commission for the North West and West Midlands.
Chris Uttley, Senior Advisor Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency, has worked in countryside and conservation management for most of his career, but recently spent four years with Stroud District Council working with farmers, landowners and communities to implement natural flood management in the catchment of the Stroud Frome. He now works as a Senior flood and coastal advisor with the EA, in a team specialising in nature based solutions and integrating management of the environment into flood and coastal risk management.