Flooding: National problem, local solutions?
Saturday 11 March 2017 2.30pm – 6.00pm, discussion and buffet, Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ
In the face of increasing flood risk, people are coming together and using local knowledge to build resilience.
Following the devastating winter 2015 floods, Cumbrians have had to regroup, rebuild and develop new strategies
to protect themselves going forwards. While many are still waiting to return to homes and businesses that were
damaged, and there is a long way to go, much work has been done to foster flood resilience. The Royal
Geographical Society (with IBG) with the help of the North West Commitee has organised this public event to showcase some of the innovative work that is taking place.
As we approach one year on from Storm Desmond now is the time to reflect on what has been done
and to share insights. Will there have been an improvement in flood management this coming winter? The event is an opportunity to hear more about the Cumbrian experience and explore how best practices might be shared and could inform efforts to develop flood resilience across the UK.
Tickets: RGS-IBG members/students £12.50; non-members £15, includes buffet meal and refreshments.