July 2022 Site Visit to Hardcastle Crags & the Role of the Community in Delivering NFM – hosted by Mott MacDonald

The Summer meeting of the Yorkshire NFM Community of Practice (CoP) was held in-person at Hardcastle Crags. The day involved a tour of the NFM interventions on the site and a discussion around community resilience to flooding and how the community can be involved in NFM.

As with previous events, the day was split into two sessions, held at Hardcastle Crags.

  • Session 1 – Tour of the NFM works at Hardcastle Crags
  • Session 2 – Workshop session at Gibson Mill featuring presentations and workshop on community resilience and the role of the community in delivering NFM

Workshop Materials and Presentations:

Hardcastle Crags Natural Flood Management – Rosie Holdsworth, Countryside & Partnerships Manager, West Yorkshire

Slow the Flow Calderdale – Robin Gray, Development Manager, South Pennines Local Nature Partnership.​ Education and Research Officer, Slow the Flow Calderdale

Working with Water: Assessing public preferences for natural flood management – Pheobe King, PhD researcher University of East Anglia

Natural Flood Management Manual, Update for Yorkshire NFM CoP – Emma Wren, lead author

Future of NFM CoP – Alex Fraser, Natural Flood Management Specialist

Community Resilience – lunch activity feedback