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LATEST NEWS

Paul Quinn in partnership with EA and AMCO win the ICE North East Robert Stepheson Prize 2015, for the Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme

 

Marc Stutter (JHI) has written an excellent summary in the Scotsman on the 'Holding Water' Workshop that was held in London in November

http://www.scotsman.com/news/water-wisdom-from-the-global-village-1-3629832

 

We are also working with the FLOW PARTNERSHIP to see if we can move the NFM and catchment agenda froward. Please have a look and help contribute to the big push!

http://www.theflowpartnership.org/events/holding-water-5th-nov-2013/

 

CIWEM NFM confernce

I Presented a talk entitled Headwaters and Flooding. This presentation and several other great talks can be seen at

http://www.ciwem.org/events/events-outputs.aspx

NFM September 10th. It was given the name 'Managing Flood Risk in Headwater Catchments' - hence I was stressing that Headwaters are everywhere and not just in the uplands!

 

BELFORD NFM REPORT

Our Natural Flood Management Report (using Runoff Attenuation Features) can now be found under The Belford Link

http://research.ncl.ac.uk/proactive/belford/

 

BBC articles citing the Belford case study

 The One Show

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30224237/Test/MOV_1193.mp4

BBC online

  Back-to-nature flood schemes need 'government leadership' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25752320

  How do you stop flooding? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25929644

  Farmers urged by WWF to do more to prevent flooding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25931847

The Newcastle Journal - Pioneering Northumberland flood defence scheme proves a big success

  http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/pioneering-northumberland-flood-defence-scheme-6641514

Newcastle University front page and press release -  ‘Natural’ engineering offers solution against future flooding

  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/natural-engineering-offers-solution-against-future-flooding

Netherton Burn Runoff Management Project - Northumberland National Park awarded the Project and the local farmers the 2013 Natural Resources Innovation Prize. http://research.ncl.ac.uk/proactive/nethertonburnstudy/naturalrunoffmanagementscheme/

CIRIA have produced an excellent review on Flood Management citing Belford, The Hodder and the FARM tool as examples.

http://www.ciria.org/service/knowledgebase/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?Section=knowledgebase&ContentID=25897


WELCOME

Welcome to the  proactive website, a part of the Proactive Catchment Management philosophy. This new look website is constantly under development with new information and sites.

The proactive ... approach is a dynamic philosophy geared towards intervening in the environment to improve water quality, reduce flood risk and diffuse pollution, recycle waste and introduce renewable energy generation into farming. This includes diffuse pollution management, flood management at source, waste recycling on farms, decision support tools, demonstration sites and modelling.

The Proactive team are  delivering the evidenec and the methods to underpin "Proactive Catchment Management" concept (see link on menu bar for more information).