Confluence 2023 Resources

Thank you for attending Confluence23; please find below the featured presentations, workshop slides and our video from the day.

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Morning Presentations

Introduction to the Upper Rother and Fountains Abbey projects

Dr Debbie Coldwell, Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Nabil Abbas, National Trust

Impact of iCASP

Viki Hirst, independent consultant

Dr Laura Harrison, University of York

West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme and successful funding bids – PFR and LoRaWan

Ed Norfolk, Bradford Council and Paul Madison, Wakefield Council

Afternoon Presentations

Biodiversity and peatlands restoration with Great North Bog

Guest speaker – Chief Executive Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Rachael Bice

WaterLANDS – citizen science work

Dr Joshua Cohen, University of Leeds

Enhanced surface water flood forecasting and monitoring

Prof Cathryn Birch

ECOMIX – UK Freshwater Quality Programme

Dr Alistar Boxhall, University of York

Yorkshire Natural Flood Management Community of Practice

Emma Wren, Mott MacDonald Consultancy and Jonathon Moxon, Leeds City Council


What is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? How can it be used in the environment? By iCASP Impact Translation Fellow, Andrew Johnson

Green finance for ecosystem restoration and nature recovery: A critical view by Prof Julia Martin-Ortega, Dr Ruth Bookbinder and Research Fellow Dr Joshua Cohen