PUBLIC MEETING 6:30 - 8:00pm Fri 19th Nov
West Oxford Community Centre, (WOCA) Botley Road

Will it really save my home from flooding? Does it reflect current research and the cutting edge of flood management as we deal with the extreme weather of the climate crisis?

Can we afford to lose thousands of trees, hectares of unique meadowland and miles of hedgerows that may take 100 years to replace as we face mass extinction and biodiversity loss? What are the alternatives? Is it value for money? What is the carbon cost?Is it responsive enough to deal with a dramatically increased risk of flooding due to climate change? What about balancing risks of drought? You are welcome to submit questions in advance to our website: or email:

The latest thinking on flooding and biodiversity. Plus independent analysis of the proposed scheme.

Dr Louise Slater - Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Chair of the Oxford Water Network, University of Oxford. Expert flooding, hydrology and climate change.

Riki Therivel - Visiting Professor, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University and partner Levitt-Therivel, Sustainability Consultants.

Dr Tim King - Grassland ecologist, author and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Caroline Midgely - international economic consultant and analyst.

Dr Rod Chalk - Head of Mass Spectrometry at Structural Genomics Consortium and campaigner for an alternative flood alleviation scheme.

WOCA requires mask wearing unless you are exempt. Social distancing is mandatory. There will be an NHS QR code and a sign in book for Track and Trace. There is good disabled access. Please inform us if you need a personal evacuation plan in case of emergency.

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