Come and hear about natural flood management!
Green Party County Councillor Sarah Lunnon, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, has been involved in working on Natural Flood Management with the Environment Agency and other bodies. Her experience, which she will be explaining with an illustrated talk on the subject.
Natural Flood Management works by restricting the progress of water through a catchment by making the catchment rougher and more difficult for water to flow quickly over land and in streams. This slows the flow of water, reducing the flood risk.
Cllr Sarah Lunnon says that "Natural Flood Management (NFM) protects people, makes communities safer and provides security for our countryside - oh and it's virtually invisible and provides amazing value for money. Holding water upstream, slowing the flow to reduce peak levels while improving water quality and providing space for wildlife - it is green infrastructure in practise. Working on the Stroud NFM project has been the highlight of my eight years as a County Councillor."
Prospective large-scale development and continuing flood problems in parts of Oxfordshire make the possibility of using Natural Flood Management in the County one which should be seriously considered. Members of the public and those directly concerned with creating flood alleviation schemes may well wish to attend this public meeting with their questions.
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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 0BT
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