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Help wanted - a collection of short video clips to help people understand recent flooding in the UK  RSS feed

 
Michael Cox
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Hi Folks,

This is a shout out for help compiling a collection of the best video clips that show the impact agricultural systems can have on water retention and flooding. The UK is suffering from the worst floods in 20 years and flooding events are coming more quickly both as our climate gets wetter and as a result of mismanagement of water catchements through poor land management.

What I want to get together is a short series of videos (youtube or otherwise) that I can point people towards to get an overview the interplay between these systems, some example of bad practice in farming and some examples of good practice (soil building methods, cover cropping, holistic grazing/mob grazing to build soils and water storage, swales for water infiltration etc...).

Here there is a lot of very poorly informed rhetoric in the media and politicians spouting off pledges for action. I'd like to be able to pass a list on to local farmer, media reps, politicians so it needs to be short, punchy and very very clear. If you know of any clips which might fit the bill please post them below and I'll try and curate the best of the best into a playlist.

Mike
 
John Elliott
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I like the one where George Monbiot goes rowing on 'Lake Cameron':

 
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