Video interviews from TRT’s Flood Risk Management for the Next Decade – a Multi-Layered Safety Approach event in February 2020.
The Multi-layered safety (MLS) approach integrates engineered measures for flood risk management with spatial planning, emergency response and resilient recovery. The concept has been applied to pilots around the North Sea region under the EU INTERREG FRAMES project, which includes sites within the UK.
Could the MLS concept be applied wider within the UK and inform sustainable Flood Risk Management?
Matt Easter is the new Chief Executive of The Trent Rivers Trust. He takes up the role on 6 May 2020.
Joining the Trust Matt continues a career of over 20 years working in environmental sustainability. Most recently Sustrans’ Midlands and East Director he has considerable experience working and leading in the charitable sector.
The appointment of The Trent Rivers Trust’s first full time CEO reflects our recent growth and successes. Outgoing CEO Chloe Palmer led the Trust for nearly 8 years, expanding our work, impact and team, bringing huge benefits for the Trent’s rivers, streams and wetlands.
The Trent Rivers Trust has appointed Gail Pickles to a newly-created role of Engagement Officer.
Gail, a water ecologist and health and wellbeing practitioner, will support TRT’s work to improve water quality by working with local people and businesses to think and engage with their rivers differently.
The aim is to help foster valuable connections with the urban river environment to ultimately improve the rivers and bring wellbeing benefits too.
TRT are organising a Community and Business volunteer day at Ripley Greenway near Marehay.
We will be meeting at 10am at the Marehay Miners Welfare Club carpark, 268 Derby Road, Ripley DE5 8JN (ring Julie 07827 667888 if any problems) and aim to finish about 3pm, although you don’t have to spend the whole day – just let us know how much time you can give.
The aim of the day will be to reduce erosion where it’s causing a problem along the brook by using saws or loppers to cut small branches, using them to make bundles and placing them along the brook, working with the Friends of Ripley Greenway.
You will need strong boots/wellies and clothes to keep you warm and dry even if it rains, a drink and a packed lunch. Some hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.
We regret that we can’t provide toilets for this activity—though there are plenty of trees!
These happy people have taken part in previous action days
Training and equipment will be provided.
Book places or discuss further by emailing Julie: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can give her a call on: 07827667888
We look forward to you joining us!!
TRT is pleased to announce we are hosting a conference on Flood Risk Management.
We hope you will join us at our one day conference on 19th February 2020 to discuss integrated approaches to Flood Risk Management featuring speakers from the Environment Agency, University of Sheffield, Nottingham Blue Green Infrastructure Group and the University of Leeds.
More details and tickets for the event can be found by clicking on the link below:
This event is part supported by the Interreg North Sea Region EU Development Fund and Nottinghamshire County Council.
Local, regional, national and global firms have secured River-Friendly Business status through an initiative which is helping companies work together to tackle water pollution.
Trent Rivers Trust’s River-Friendly Business accreditation scheme is backed by the Environment Agency and Severn Trent and was launched in 2018. It awards businesses based within the Trent catchment Bronze, Silver and Gold status for helping to improve their local water environment. The overriding message is, “Only rain down the drain.”
The water quality and environment of the River Mease, described as one of the UK’s best examples of an unspoilt meandering lowland river, will be improved thanks to new funding secured by The Trent Rivers Trust.
The Trust, a charity which works with farmers, anglers, landowners, other partners and the general public to improve the environment in the catchment area of the Mease, has appointed Emma Smail as the new River Mease Project Manager.
Emma (pictured above) will work closely with farmers and others to deliver a wide range of environmental projects across the River Mease catchment.