Natural flood management: Community of Practice (NFM CoP) project resources

The Community of Practice (CoP) Group was set up by iCASP to bring together people working on different natural flood management projects across Yorkshire. The meetings provide a forum for networking, learning and disseminating best practice: they are designed to build regional capacity amongst NFM practitioners through sharing knowledge and discussing challenges and opportunities. The meetings enable participants to undertake informal continuing professional development (CPD).  Many of the meetings take place on sites where NFM interventions have been installed to allow a tour guided by those who have designed and installed the NFM measures.

Terms of Reference for the CoP 

CoP meetings are quarterly and by invitation only. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email and title your email “NFM Community of Practice invitations”.

Over summer 2020 the value of the NFM CoP has been analysed by an MSc student from University of Leeds. Find out more about the findings.

The resources presented here are grouped by meeting. As new meetings take place, additional resources will be added. Because of the original file sizes, all the presentations have been saved as PDF files so any animations, transitions or graphics are now static. If you use these resources, please acknowledge the author and iCASP – please let us know where you use them so we can track how they are used.

Click on the relevant meeting below to see the resources available:

November 2018 Community of Practice meeting: inception meeting

February 2019 Community of Practice meeting: guides to monitoring

May 2019 Community of Practice meeting: opportunity mapping and data management

September 2019 Community of Practice meeting: sustaining benefits from NFM

January 2020 Community of Practice meeting: Future funding fair

May 2020 Community of Practice: recently released useful materials

June 2020 Community of Practice: Cumbria NFM Webinar

October 2020 Community of Practice: CIRIA NFM Guidance and Future of the CoP Webinar

March 2021 Community of Practice: Virtual Site Visit and Soil Management 

June 2021 Community of Practice: Virtual Site Visit and Stakeholder Engagement