5:30pm - 7:30pm


Environment Agency’s Office, Foss House, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7PX United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Tyne & Humber branch

Event description

This in-person site walkover is the second of a two-part event hosted by the CIWEM Tyne & Humber branch showcasing the York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS). An earlier webinar provided an overview of the scheme and this site walkover in York city centre offers a guided opportunity to view parts of the scheme in-person. The webinar and walkover will both be led by Mark Fuller, Senior User at the Environment Agency for the Foss Flood Cell.

The city of York is prone to frequent flooding, situated on low-lying land where the River Foss joins the River Ouse. Climate change and land management have caused floods to become more severe. The York FAS aims to manage water better by implementing a host of measures across 18 flood cells in the city, including upgrades to the Foss Barrier, raised defences, seepage mitigation and flood storage.

Join us for one or both events to learn more about the scheme as it nears completion. Separate registrations are required for the webinar and walkover. Both events are open to all however numbers are limited to 15 for the walkover.

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience series.

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About the speaker

Mark Fuller | Senior User for the Floss Flood Cell, including the Foss Barrier

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, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Rosie Hampson at rosie.hampson@jbaconsulting.com.

About the venue and getting there

The event will start at the Environment Agency office in York (Foss House, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX). The venue is only 20 minutes’ walk from York train station and several bus routes run near the venue.

Please wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing as appropriate for a September evening walk on riverside footpaths in York. The walkover will start from Foss House at 17:30 and end at York train station at 19:30.

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 | Underground | Tram

York railway station is the nearest mainline railway station to Foss House and is at Station Road, York YO24 1AB. Transpennine and Northern trains operate between Leeds and York (journey time 30 minutes). Transpennine and LNER trains operate between Newcastle and York (journey time 1 hour). There are is no known strike action at the time of writing.

By Bus | Coach

The no. 9, 11, 12, 13, 840, 843, X46 & X47 bus routes run near Foss House.

By foot | cycle

The venue is only 20 minutes’ walk from York railway station and less than 10 minutes’ cycle ride.

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 the site visit.

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