Natural Flood Management and Sustainable Drainage in Calderdale
2B has supported Amanda as a founding trustee of Slow The Flow, since its inception following the devastating floods of Boxing Day 2015 in the Calder Valley, which had a personal impact when her house in Mytholmroyd was flooded.
Slow The Flow is run by a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers, including experts in relevant fields. It has quickly become a well known and respected body in the world of Natural Flood Management (NFM) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
Amanda McDermott – Founding Trustee at Slow The Flow
Amanda has led Slow The Flow (STF)'s efforts to encourage SuDS projects in Calderdale, through education and engagement. This has included activity such as feeding into the Calderdale Flood Action Plan, working with Calderdale Council on their planning guidance for flooding, and working with the Environment Agency to determine what is needed in terms of data and analysis, to help achieve STF's aim of being well informed about NFM, SuDS, and how it can benefit the local geography.
Specific projects and activities of interest include:
For more on Slow The Flow's work, please visit the website here: http://slowtheflow.net/