Rural Flooding Issues – Challenges and Opportunities

ECRR seminar

Thursday September 3, 2009

Venue: British Geological Society, Edinburgh

Rural flooding can have serious impacts which may increase as climate changes and sea levels rise. This seminar explored mitigation strategies and the need, and opportunities, for new research.

Event report

Two slide presentations from the seminar are available here.

The Science Evidence Base: From Hydrology to Hydrogeology

Alan MacDonald, British Geological Survey (PDF, 590 KB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/macDonald_bgs.pdf

Land Management Options: The Potential Role of Forestry

Nadeem Shah and Tom Nisbet, Forest Research (PDF, 1.6MB)

scrr.ac.uk/downloads/shah_nisbet_fc.pdf

Other speakers included:

Chris Spray, UNESCO Centre, Dundee University – Challenges and opportunities for rural flood risk management

Roy Richardson, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) – Regulation, research and the catchment-based approach: where next for flood risk management?