Southwell is a small rural landlocked market town in the East Midlands county of Nottinghamshire. The area surrounding the town is predominately arable farming with a little pastoral farming for cattle and sheep and a number of fields used for equine grazing, particularly those attached to Nottingham Trent University’s Equine School.
Size of the pilot area: The rural and urban catchment area surrounding the small market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire is 6 km2 (interview with pilot manager, 2019).
Number of inhabitants: Approx. 7000 residents within the town and immediate surrounding countryside within the catchment area. (interview pilot manager, 2018). The number of people targeted required for the project is 500 (interview pilot manager, 2019)
Relevant characteristics of the water system: Potwell Dyke and River Greet are tributaries of Trent River (interview pilot manager, 2019).
Southwell itself sits within a ‘basin’ of these field, therefore when rainfall is particularly heavy or there is a period of flash flooding, the surface water runs off the hills and roads into the bottom of the basin, overwhelming the drainage system and creating pockets of flooding. This excess run-off and pockets of flooding create problems such as cutting off significant roads, property flooding and general disruption of peoples’ lives.
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