Ways of adapting to climate change on the Somerset Levels can be explored with a new web-based app. The app is part of the Adapting the Levels project, which is backed by Somerset Rivers Authority. Its purpose is to help local people and organisations turn ideas into plans for action, particularly as regards flooding and drought.
Farmers are being invited to bid in Somerset’s biggest ever auction for works to reduce flooding, boost agriculture and improve the environment. The auction will run online from Monday 1 March to Monday 15 March. Grants for up to 12 different measures are available, from a total funding pot of £60,000.
A new report from Adapting the Levels shows people on the Somerset Levels wanting more action on climate change. Subjects covered include nature, farming, and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
14,000 trees are being offered to Somerset landowners and parish councils this winter, as part of a new project called Trees for Water. The initiative is being led by Somerset environmental group Reimagining the Levels, in partnership with Somerset Rivers Authority, the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest and the Woodland Trust.
A new silt trap has been installed in Barrington, as part of a series of moves by Somerset Rivers Authority to reduce flood risks in the village.
Farmers across Somerset made well over 100 bids in the county’s biggest auction yet for works to help stop flooding. The auction ran online in the second half of March. Somerset Rivers Authority, the Environment Agency and the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest offered farmers a choice of up to seven different methods of natural flood management. Bids are now being checked.
People living in and around Wedmore and Langport are invited to take part in a major new Somerset climate change project called Adapting the Levels. Come to the Ridgway Hall in Langport between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29 February. Children and young people are welcome to attend. A similar event in Wedmore at the start of February was a popular success.
SRA support enables Somerset to take part in a new project that will help people adapt to the water-related effects of climate change - flood and drought.
Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run online from February 26 - March 12 at www.nfmauction.org.uk.
Somerset farmers successfully bid for £30,000 in first online auction for natural flood management works. A second auction is now being planned for 2019.