In partnership with Showroom Cinema, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust present a special screening of the popular High Water, Common Ground film about Natural Flood Management interventions, plus a short film featuring the work the Trust locally – along with partners such as Sheffield City Council and the Environment Agency. The films will be followed by a panel discussion of experts discussing the films and nature-based flood management projects.
Extreme flooding events in recent years have devastated countless communities throughout the UK, and it is only a matter of time before such destructive waters are seen again. Beyond the immediate, obvious loss of livelihood and business, the impacts of these floods have permeated much deeper, affecting communities both physically and psychologically, and affecting the relationships between the people most affected and those charged with alleviating the damage.
But from amidst this chaos, communities have pulled together more strongly than ever, and opportunity has emerged to find new and innovative solutions to the threat of flooding. These are solutions that have the potential to satisfy every stakeholder, and benefit land and water on every level. Such ‘natural’ flood risk management techniques are in no way a universal or absolute solution, but their potential for significant contribution to flood pressure alleviation is widely accepted.
In a documentary-meets-toolkit, High Water Common Ground meets the communities most affected by flooding, examines the needs of the parties involved, and explores some of the most innovative methods of flood risk management using real examples from around the country.
The screening will be followed by a short film from the local Working with Water project; a partnership between Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council and the Environment agency, which highlights the natural flood management techniques that are being implemented across our area.
This screening will be followed by a panel of experts discussing the film.