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Upland Water in the Rosebowl  – Jan 19th 2016

We had a fantastic turnout and a very successful event.

To see the ‘Summary Findings Report’ from the conference please click here. Due to the great feedback and strength of support from this event, we plan to hold a follow up conference later in the year.

Because you’re reading this you may also be interested in this useful and concise document which pulls together some evidence relating to Natural Flood Management: “An appraisal of the Defra Multi-Objective Flood Management Projects”.  This has recently been released by the Environment Agency.

The Rosebowl conference in January was fully booked and even had a waiting list ! In summary we had representatives from;

  • 11 universities
  • 5 water companies
  • 3 rivers trusts and a wildlife trust
  • 3 councils
  • 12 consultancies
  • 2 national parks
  • AND the National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association, Environment Agency, National Trust, Natural England, Forestry Commission, Moorland Association, RSPB and many more

The thought provoking, informative and expertly delivered presentations we all very well received and the discussions in the afternoon raised key issues and ways forward for our 3 themes: water colour and carbon, natural flood management and the water industry and upland economy.

Presentations are available here.

All the planning paid off!  We had a great weekend at the CLA’s Game Fair.

Over the three days we estimate we had over 500 visitors, interested in talking about management of the uplands, issues, research practicalities and possible work with us. Have a look at the blog on the water@leeds website

Join water@leeds on the Upland Hydrology Group stand at the CLA Game Fair this weekend (31st July – 2nd August)CLA Game Fair logo 2015 at Harewood House, just north of Leeds. The stand is in the Exploring Nature part of the fair so come and visit us and see some fantastic exhibits – from a metre-long peat core dating back to the Dark Ages to examples of invertebrates found in peatland pools! There will be an opportunity to test your knowledge of the uplands in a quiz, see different sphagnum mosses and moorland plants on display and even taste Old Sphagnum beer kindly supplied by the Allendale brewery.

Find out more about the Game Fair at the website :

All pushing in the same direction? Policy and funding in the uplands – 29th June 2015
This meeting is by invitation and will be held at the University of Leeds. A briefing note of discussion will be circulated after the event.

The hydrology of non-peat soils in the uplands – 30th October 2014
A briefing note drawing on discussions at a UHG meeting held on 30th October 2014 is now available to view here.

Peak District field meeting – 27th July 2014
A summary of the latest field meeting in the Peak District hosted by Moors for the Future, is now available to view here.


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