12:00pm - 1:15pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM West Midlands branch 

Event description

Although there had been a handful of small, innovative NFM projects in the past, the UK government’s natural flood management programme was introduced to understand more fully how nature-based solutions can be used at a large scale as part of the toolbox to reduce flood risk and improve habitats.

This webinar will provide an overview of the programme and the next steps in the journey to mainstreaming nature-based solutions. It will cover the different terminology around natural flood management, the interventions used, how the programme was managed, as well as the lessons learnt and how these can be incorporated into future projects.

This talk is open to all, particularly those with an interest in flood and coastal risk management.

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience digital series.

Register for 7 March 2022

About the speaker

Jon Hollis MCIWEM, C.WEM

Jon Hollis is a nature-based solutions senior advisor at the Environment Agency. He is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager an experienced Programme Manager working for the Environment Agency. Originally a cartographer, Jon moved into programme management in 2007, and has developed, monitored and managed several programmes. He’s had roles in business planning and allocations.

The £15m Natural Flood Management (NFM) Programme Jon managed has learnt more about NFM measures to support others to make more use of them. The programme has enabled Jon to work with practitioners and ministers alike. He’s passionate about sharing that knowledge to encourage and enable others to do more. He has an international network, and is developing tools to make information about NFM more accessible to all. Having grown up in the fens, Jon has always loved the outdoors and it’s no surprise that his career is in the environment sector.

Out of work you will likely find him walking in the countryside with a camera around his neck trying to capture landscape and wildlife picture.

Booking and joining information

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

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Jon Hollis at jon.hollis@environment-agency.gov.uk.

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