Flood Resilience in the Calder Valley

Pennine Prospects are one of several organisations that have been commissioned by Calderdale Council to help deliver the DEFRA Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project in Calderdale. The aims of the project are to develop an approach that can assess the impact of land management on flooding; identify issues and sites that need further work and support the community resilience programmes in terms of education and supplying information.

The Project is managed by Countryside Services (Calderdale Council) with Pennine Prospects tasked to develop the ‘grab a grid’ initiative, Calder Futures will deliver river stewardship and Treesponsibility will deliver on education and community work. In addition, water@Leeds have been commissioned to validate this work as part of a wider project looking at how different land uses could mitigate surface run off . As well as producing a report, Pennine Prospects have produced a video on the issues.