5:30pm - 7:00pm


Meeting point will be City Road Car Park Little Chester Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3RP United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM River & Coastal Group and the CIWEM East Midlands branch with ICE East Midlands

Event description 

The “Our City, Our River” project is the flood alleviation scheme for the city of Derby, led by Derby City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency. This scheme will provide protection to a significant number of residential and non-residential properties, reducing the 1 in 25 year chance of flooding in the city from the River Derwent.

On our walk along the river, we will look at the how the work is progressing, what has been completed to date, ongoing work and future works to complete the scheme.

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience series.

About the speakers and guides

James Trafford | Fellow Member of CIWEM and committee member of CIWEM East Midlands branch and CIWEM Rivers & Coastal Group

Dave Turnbull | Area Flood Risk Manager | Environment Agency, Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Alex McDonald | Strategic Senior Flood Risk Management Advisor – Partnership & Strategic Overview | Environment Agency, East Midlands

Paul Lockhart | Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager | Environment Agency, East Midlands

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact James Trafford at James.trafford@watermanaspen.co.uk.

About the walk and getting there

The walk will involve viewing the new flood defences next to the River Derwent in Derby. As we will be walking along the side of the River Derwent, please wear appropriate clothing, walking boots and have waterproof clothing to hand.

We will meet at the City Road Car Park, City Road Car Park, in Little Chester, Derby DE1 3RP.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most environmentally sustainable means of transport possible.

By Train

Derby railway station is at Railway Terrace, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 2RU. East Midlands Railway EMR and Cross Country trains all go to Derby Station for those coming from outside the city.

By Bus

Derby bus station is located off Morledge, Derby DE1 2AW. The no. 6.1 The sixes, 6.2 The sixes, 6.3 The sixes and 6X The sixes bus routes run between the bus station and North Street, where you get off and walk to the meeting place, which takes 9 minutes.

By foot | cycle

If you are coming by train, Derby railway station is 33-34 minutes’ walk from the meeting place or it will take you 8 minutes by bicycle. If you are coming in by bus, then Derby bus station is 19 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes’ cycling time.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

We would request that if you think you might have contracted COVID or have recently had the disease, that you do not attend this in-person event.

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