June 2021 NFM CoP: Virtual Site Visit and Stakeholder Engagement

Screen shot from the virtual site visit to the Brownlee Centre, Leeds

On 10th June 2021, iCASP, Leeds City Council, the Environment Agency and the University of Leeds invited the NFM CoP to take part in a virtual site visit and workshop session focused on stakeholder engagement within NFM specifically using experience and innovation to develop and sustain successful catchment wide NFM partnerships.

The event featured a virtual site visit to the Brownlee Triathlon Centre on the Leeds University Estate. NFM interventions installed on this site are part of the wider Environment Agency Leeds FAS2 NFM programme. This was followed by a focused session of presentation and discussion on the challenges and successes experienced with stakeholder engagement across Yorkshire.

Virtual Site Visit:

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, Natural Flood Management – Una McMahon & Fiona Sugden, Environment Agency

University of Leeds Brownlee Centre, Virtual Site Visit

Presentations:

Community Engagement on Urban Rivers – Jonathan Dent, York St Nicks

Slow the Flow Calderdale on Stakeholder Engagement – Bede Mullen, Slow the Flow

NFM Monitoring Toolkit for Stakeholder Engagement – Ellie Shipp, Dr Janet Richardson & Dr Jenny Armstrong, iCASP

Broughton Hall Research Hub – Jenny Broomby, JBA

Stakeholder Engagement in the Upper Aire – Suzie Knight, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnership – Kate Bailey, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Event Summary:

Discussion notes