Webinar Series

Our series of 60-minute webinars to allow NFM researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and experience.

Recordings of webinars to date are available here.

To see the webinar programme listings click on the image below.  Scroll down for details of upcoming webinars and how to book your place.

Upcoming webinars:

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21 October 2021 Prof Martin Evans & Dr Donald Edokpa, University of Manchester: Protect NFM 

The use of Empirical evidence in the Protect NFM research

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Protect-NFM has worked alongside partners including Moors for the Future Partnership and the Environment Agency to carry out field studies to better understand the NFM efficacy of upland restoration works. The experiments have been carried out to assess the potential impact of various forms of gully blocking, restoration of Sphagnum cover on moorlands, and establishment of upland woodlands on hillslope runoff production and channel flow. In this presentation, Martin and Donald will provide a synthesis of empirical evidence from preliminary results obtained from these experiments. They will show the potential storage capacity of large stone dams (Brownies) in a flood-relevant event and highlight opportunities for optimisation. And how enhancing roughness properties can increase lag times and moderate runoff from peatland systems.

25 November 2021 12:30 – 13:30 Professor Joanna Clark, Dr James Blake, Emily Trill, Barbara Percy

Land use and management for Natural Flood Management: Exploring the evidence from the Landwise project

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Overview of the findings and recommendations from the Landwise project including a web tool for visualisation.  And how different Natural Flood Management measures related to land use and land management affect soil physical and hydrological properties with implications for flood risk management. Survey sites have included a range of arable, permanent grassland and woodland land uses over chalk, limestone and mudstone geology. Farming practices included range from conventional to highly innovative.

If you would like to take part to share and discuss your work in NFM please get in touch with us at nfm@reading.ac.uk.   If you are signed up our newsletter we will also keep you posted on the webinar programme.  Watch this space for more information.