The movement of sediment downstream in rivers is a vital natural process but severe storms in recent years, have caused this process to increase to unprecedented levels, with a devastating effect on farmland beside rivers. How sediment is managed to minimise the risk of this happening or to allow farmland that has been affected by it to be restored is the subject of intense debate between farmers and the authorities that deal with river management.
This FREE event will provide an opportunity farmers and advisors to find out more about river sediment and discuss its management with representatives of the official bodies that have overall responsibility for river management, for flood defence and wildlife conservation.
Paul Arkle, Glenderamackin NFM Group Facilitator – introduction to the day, and outline of options for the protection of water and other resources on the farm
Malcolm Newson, Chief Executive of River Catchment Services – Tyne Rivers Trust. River systems expert – will give a detailed insight into natural river processes and how they are influenced by different river channel management practices
Amy Heys Environment Agency Derwent Catchment Director.
Becky Powell Natural England Conservation Officer for the Glenderamackin of the River Derwent & Tributaries Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Booking essential – please contact Glenderamackin NFM Facilitator Paul Arkle
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 07713 333165