How the Yorkshire iCASP is supporting partners tackling flooding and peatland restoration

Healthy peatland can play an important role in both flood risk reduction and carbon storage. This was the take home message for two Yorkshire MPs who took part in an event organised by IUCN UK Peat Programme on a Pennine PeatLIFE site in Bishopdale, which demonstrated work on natural flood management and peat restoration.

The enthusiasm of Rishi Sunak (Richmond) and Julian Sturdy (York Outer) is captured in this short (4’ 30”) film by the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The film focuses on partnership working for sharing knowledge and best practice. It also celebrates how academics and practitioners are working together through iCASP to use insights from previous research programmes to drive innovation and cost-effectiveness in current and future programmes of flood management and carbon storage to benefit Yorkshire communities.