Talk: Natural flood management in the River Cocker area (Babbling about Rivers series)

12th March 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.

Vikki Salas and Annabelle Kennedy from West Cumbria Rivers Trust will explain how we’re working with farmers and landowners to reduce flood risk in towns and villages by slowing the water coming off the hills – a process known as Natural Flood Management.

Vikki and Annabelle will give an overview of a project we’re working on in the River Cocker area, which aims to:

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


Tuesday 12 March 2019, 7pm. 

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


The Hub
King’s Church (formerly Riversmeet)
2 Market Street
CA13 9NJ

Parking is free from 7pm in Bitterbeck Car Park (CA13 9NW), opposite the venue.


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.