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Presentation by Chris Uttley, Stroud RSuds Project Officer - Delivery of Natural Flood Management by a Local Authority and partners

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Presentation by Chris Uttley at the Rural SuDS Natural Flood Management Conference Agenda, Wednesday 25th January 2017

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Presentation by Chris Uttley, Stroud RSuds Project Officer - Delivery of Natural Flood Management by a Local Authority and partners

  1. 1. Chris Uttley Project Officer Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project. Three years of Natural Flood Management in the Stroud Valleys
  2. 2. Flooding in Stroud July 2007
  3. 3. What is the Stroud model of Natural Flood Management? Community inspired, Community involved Partners engaged Community built
  4. 4. What does community involvement look like?  Flood groups in initial project development.  Flood groups on interview panel for choosing project Officer.  Regular evening meetings with Flood groups.  Engagement with Parish Councils before works Commence.  Flood groups engage landowners in project, visit work sites and volunteer in work parties.  Honesty, engagement & commitment
  5. 5. What does working in a proper partnership look like?  Early & open working with partners.  Compromise on timing & extent of work  Helping partners to achieve their objectives  Trusting partners to deliver  Make use of partners expertise
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  7. 7. What is the Stroud model of Natural Flood Management? A local solution, using local labour, local materials and local expertise
  8. 8. What does community delivery look like?  Full involvement of land owners in project delivery if they want.  Using local contractors, building capacity.  Working with local volunteers.
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  10. 10. What is the Stroud model of Natural Flood Management? Large number of small interventions dispersed around catchment, low risk, low cost.
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  12. 12. What have we built and done? 280+ Interventions 170 Large Woody Debris leaky dams installed directly in 18km of stream 21% of the Stroud Frome catchment discharges through NFM features.
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  15. 15. Additional outputs & benefits >150 days volunteer time 2 Films to publicise the project Case study notes, signage & conference c£250k of external funding invested in Stroud District to date. (£500k by end of project) Biodiversity benefits likely to be significant – > deadwood, creating wetter habitats, slowing silt, Reducing spates, better invert’ & fish habitat.
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  17. 17. Lessons Learned from Stroud 1. Keep it local & community lead 2. Build capacity in landowners, local contractors & volunteer groups 3. Build small and many rather than few and large. 4. Start as upstream as possible 5. Don’t wait for perfect data before building. Focus on low risk, certain wins to gain confidence. 6. Don’t focus on volumes, heights and measurements.
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