Experts speak at Hebden flood event

Boxing day flood in Hebden Bridge. Albert Street and New Road under water.
Boxing day flood in Hebden Bridge. Albert Street and New Road under water.

Residents are being invited to attend a flooding workshop to get advice and have their questions answered by hydrologists and experts.

The Science of Floods Workshop, organised by Pennine Prospects, will hear from speakers from the University of Leeds, Liverpool and Durham talk about natural flood management, risk and catchment management.

There will also be speakers from local communities who have developed Citizen Science approaches by monitoring and modelling flood events both within the South Pennines and further afield.

Pam Warhurst, chair of Pennine Prospects said: This is a learning event – pure and simple. As the South Pennines Local Nature Partnership we have invited experts but we want to have something to show residents as well – so we will have physical models and demonstrations to show what actually happens in a flood event.

“That is why we are inviting schools to our event on the Monday because they are a generation that will have to live with an uncertain climate into the future.”

The event will take place on Sunday, May 8 from 10.30am to 4pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

The Sunday morning is devoted to speakers from 11am to 2pm for which booking is essential. Search ‘Science of Floods’ within the Eventbrite website.

From 2pm onwards there will be a number of displays and models including a river model and a hydrological flume.