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Public Webinar: Showcase of the Wyre River Natural Flood Management Project

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

Join us May 13th, 2022, from 10 to 11.15am UKT for a panel showcasing the learnings from the Wyre River Natural Flood Management Project, followed by a Q&A.

Summary

The Project developed a delivery plan of natural flood management interventions over 70 hectares and across six to 10 properties in the catchment in the Forest of Bowland. More than 1,000 targeted measures will act to store flood water and prevent peak flow – delivered and maintained by farmers and The Rivers Trust. Beneficiaries of the reduced flood risk including United Utilities, the Environment Agency and Flood Re are paying for the interventions, and a Community Interest Company was established and has successfully raised the upfront finance for the project to go ahead.

Four of the key stakeholders share about the project, the challenges, successes, and learnings.

This panel is moderated by Helen Avery, Director, Nature Programmes, Green Finance Institute.

Panelists:

  • Dan Hird, Nature Finance
  • Dan Turner, The Rivers Trust
  • Tom Myerscough, Wyre Rivers Trust
  • James Airton, United Utilities

This webinar is part of a series to support the mobilisation of capital into UK nature restoration hosted by the GFI and Ecosystems Knowledge Network, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and in support of the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund.

The slides can be found here: GFI Wyre event Master Deck

The Q&A list from the event can be found here: Event Q&A

Disclaimer: This event is published for public access. Registrants’ data will be shared with the Green Finance Institute.

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 pm
Event Category:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OxKyDKnhTveuLM157Rt_yQ