SLOW THE FLOW – The Áras, Carndonagh Community School

FEB 19th, 2018 @ 6.00pm – 9.00pm – The Inishowen Rivers Trust invites you to this special event to learn more about how flood waters can be managed naturally.  The ‘Slow the Flow’ will take place on Monday night Feb 19th 2018 when a panel of experts from Ireland and the UK will gather in Inishowen to discuss the challenges we face from flooding and look at possible solutions.

The Inishowen Rivers Trust are bringing together experts in the field of flooding and natural flood management (NFM) to discuss flood impacts and explore possible solutions. These experts will give individual presentations on their area of expertise followed by an open discussion with the audience. Anja Murray, Eco Eye presenter and ecologist will host the evening. Expert speakers include:

Dan Turner, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust – a project officer who implements and monitors a natural flood management strategy for the area in collaboration with farmers and landowners.

Dr. Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin – a geomorphologist with a expertise in extreme flood events

Conor Galvin, Office of Public Works – The OPW has a key responsibility for assessing flood risk and engineering solutions.

Brendan Maguire & Gerry McCafferty, Inland Fisheries Ireland – Senior Fisheries Environmental Officer and Inspector with responsibility for protection, conservation and management of fisheries in the rivers of Inishowen

In addition the ‘River in a Box‘ model will be at the event and staff from Ballinderry Rivers Trust will demonstrate how rivers react to faster flows or flood waters. The audience will get the chance to modify the river and see how it reacts to different scenarios. The river demo model is open from 6-6.50pm. Presentations begin at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For further information, please email inishowenriverstrust@gmail.com, or phone 087 647 8183

This is a free event and open to the public. Kindly funded by the Waters & Communities Office and the OPW.

Woody debris to slow the flow.

Tree planting is important for stabilizing banks and retaining moisture.