In April 2019, the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology was delighted to host a two-day workshop for the Society of Geomorphologists (BSG) at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus.

The event provided an opportunity for a network of geomorphologists to look at a new approach for river restoration, all within the ideal setting at Riseholme.

University of Lincoln lecturers, Dr Isobel Wright (Senior Lecturer in Agriculture) and Dr Luca Mao (Fluvial Geomorphologist) also presented their research. Guests were given a tour of LIAT’s Natural Flood Management measures in place on campus, funded by the Environment Agency.

Chair of the BSG Committee for Professional Geomorphologists, Dr Richard Jeffries, kindly shared his feedback from the event:

A huge thank you to Dr Isobel Wright and the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) for supporting a really successful workshop on river and floodplain restoration in partnership with the British Society for Geomorphology and the University of Nottingham.


The LIAT team were absolutely critical to the success of the event. They very kindly hosted us in their excellent conference facility, helping with facilities, logistics and biosecurity, and they could not have been more supportive or enthusiastic. The University staff gave excellent introductions to their research and the University’s work, which really helped to set the scene. The visit to see the demonstration site for Natural Flood Management on campus was the icing on the cake. It wouldn’t have been possible without their support. As a result, 45 environmental professionals learned, shared, networked together.

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