Community action across the Irwell catchment

A networking day for flood action groups

Save the date: Saturday 19th August 2017

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University


Recent flooding across Greater Manchester and the North West has raised many critical questions about flood risk management, not least from communities that have been subjected to the consequences of floods. Increased urbanisation, aging utility infrastructures, the threat of climate change, and the need to facilitate economic growth have all been blamed for driving exposure to flooding. But as many parts of the country embark on ambitious plans to develop land for homes and employment and we brace ourselves for the potentially severe impacts of climate change, communities are asking one question above all others: What are we doing to deal with flood risk across the Irwelll Catchment?

This one-day conference will provide an opportunity for flood action groups and concerned citizens from across the Irwell catchment and beyond to share their experiences and best practice, to network, and ultimately to generate a discussion around flood mitigation and adaptation.

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