WaterLANDS Artists catch up to collaborate

Picture caption: Artists visit a meadow Our UK Artists in residence for WaterLANDS,  Laura Harrington and Feral Practice, who are working with us at the Great North Bog Action Site, enjoyed three fascinating days in Greifswald and Berlin, in Germany, on a knowledge exchange trip. They were selected for a part-time placement as part of the EU project, … Read more

Deliberative Workshop in Northumberland

A successful two-day event was held at Moss Peteral, a working farm in Northumberland, in May to discuss what is important to land managers in the landscapes they manage and possibilities for peatland restoration. They were hosted by Northumberland Peat Partnership, supported by members of the WaterLANDSUK team – Professor Julia Martin-Ortega, academic lead and … Read more

West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WYFLIP) AGM Slides 2024

Thank you to all the delegates who participated in the second WYFLIP AGM. The day featured a series of presentations giving updates on current WY FLIP projects, showcasing other innovative flood projects including the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) and two engaging workshops held in the afternoon. Stay in the loop with the … Read more

A network of digital sensors would be an ‘absolute dream’ for emergency planners during a flood incident – Mick Devine and Amy Boyd at Wakefield Council explain why.

Pictured: Flooding incident at Barnsdale Road Around 6,600 homes in the Wakefield district are permanently at risk of flooding from sudden storms. It’s actually surface water flooding that poses a bigger threat to the area than rising river levels as parts of the district’s drainage system could easily be overwhelmed by heavy rain. This is … Read more

Tenderbog – caring for our peatlands

Pictured: – Visit to Fleet Moss, photo by Laura Harrington Laura Harrington and Feral Practice (Fiona MacDonald), the UK Artists in Residence for WaterLANDS, have been busy during their first year exploring the Great North Bog – the UK Action Site which is a network of peatlands in Northern England – and getting to know … Read more

January 2024 – Fountains Abbey – Payments by Results

The Skell Valley Team hosted the Natural Flood Management (NFM) Community of Practice’s winter meeting at Fountains Abbey, which focused on Payments by Results. The day featured presentations on the progress of the Skell Valley Project (led by the National Trust) including NFM and opportunity maps undertaken by the University of Leeds. During the workshop … Read more