Talk: Natural flood management in Bootle (Babbling about Rivers series)

16th April 2019

After centuries of human impact our landscape’s ability to cope with high rainfall has been reduced. With climate change science predicting an increase in heavy rain events, we need to change the way we think about managing flood risk.

Caitlin Pearson from West Cumbria Rivers Trust will explain how we’re planning to work with farmers and landowners to reduce flood risk to Bootle by slowing the water coming off the hills – a process known as Natural Flood Management.

Refreshments will be provided and there’ll be time for questions.


Tuesday 16 April 2019, 7pm. 

The talk starts at 7:10pm and the event generally finishes at around 8:30pm. 


Community Room
Bootle Fire Station
Station Road
LA19 5XB


No need to book in advance. 

£3 suggested donation / Free for  River Givers.

Part of Babbling about Rivers - our monthly series of expert talks on issues affecting the rivers and lakes of West Cumbria presented in partnership with Friends of the Lake District.