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Film screening: High Water Common Ground
Thursday 27 August 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for a film screening of this fascinating exploration of how climate change and nature-based solutions interact. In a documentary-meets-toolkit, High Water Common Ground meets the communities most affected by flooding, examines the needs of the parties involved, and explores some of the most innovative methods of flood risk management using real examples from around the country.
“This film is a must for any group or individual that lives near water to watch and that means the majority of the population. It very clearly explains the cause of flooding and puts to bed some of the public misconceptions as well as showing examples of community led solutions to improve their flood resilience using well thought out natural solutions rather than always relying on walls of concrete.” Mark Owen – The Angling Trust.
More about the film
Extreme flooding events in recent years have devastated countless communities throughout the UK, and it is only a matter of time before such destructive waters are seen again. Beyond the immediate, obvious loss of livelihood and business, the impacts of these floods have permeated much deeper, affecting communities both physically and psychologically, and affecting the relationships between the people most affected and those charged with alleviating the damage.
But from amidst this chaos, communities have pulled together more strongly than ever, and opportunity has emerged to find new and innovative solutions to the threat of flooding. These are solutions that have the potential to satisfy every stakeholder, and benefit land and water on every level. Such ‘natural’ flood risk management techniques are in no way a universal or absolute solution, but their potential for significant contribution to flood pressure alleviation is widely accepted.