About geoff

Project Lead on this catchment host, Geoff has over 40 years experience working in, on or near rivers. He started as a Pollution Prevention Officer and ended specialising in regulatory and relationship management.

Post-flooding cleanup

The recent floods left grossly unacceptable levels of debris of various sorts on our river banks and flood plains. The voluntary groups set up to deal with this are to be congratulated on their sterling efforts. However they cannot deal with everything, especially the larger items of debris. So we were pleased to

DEFRA Select Committee on flooding

You may be interested to know that the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee is currently looking into future flood prevention. It will focus on: predicting the future, protecting communities and infrastructure, managing water flows, planning for floods and flood insurance. The Committee is asking for written submissions from

The future for our environment

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Recent Flooding

Recent Flooding The flooding of many of our communities over the Christmas break is clearly a cause for serious concern on a host of grounds. The Catchment Partnership has a role to play in understanding how catchment and watercourse management contributes and what we might be able to do to reduce the

Funding Update

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New collaboration with YWT

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Influencing the RFCC

Influencing the RFCC The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is one of the EA's statutory committees and is charged, inter alia, with: ensuring there are coherent plans for identifying, communicating and managing flood and coastal erosion risks across catchments and shorelines encouraging efficient, targeted and risk-based investment in flood and coastal erosion