In February this year, Langport and Wedmore will be hosting the first public events for ‘Adapting the Levels’, a project working to empower those who live and work on the Somerset Levels to take action on climate change adaptation.

Wedmore Event
WHERE Wedmore Village Hall, Cheddar Rd, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EQ
WHEN Saturday 1st February 2020

Langport Event
WHERE Ridgeway Hall, Bow St, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PQ
WHEN Saturday 29th February 2020

People are welcome to come anytime from 10am – 2pm on both days, and there will be free hot soup, tea and coffee and plenty of space to chat. There will be information about climate projections and what this could mean for local people, and about managing water more naturally. Children are welcome and there will be fun interactive models to explore. Most importantly, there will be an opportunity for people to share their knowledge, ideas and experiences, all of which will go towards developing the shared vision. More information on our website here, or contact Beccy Wilmetts on [email protected] or Emma Giffard on [email protected]


Adapting the Levels also has funding opportunities for developing nature-based solutions to flooding and drought, enabling communities and farmers/landowners to take action on climate adaptation. Adapting the Levels is a partnership project being delivered by Somerset County Council, the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West, and the Somerset Wildlife Trust, with funding from Somerset Rivers Authority and the Interreg 2 Seas European Regional Development Fund. The project will run until 2022.

 

About the Adapting The Levels


Adapting The Levels is working with policymakers, infrastructure experts, landowners, farmers and communities to create a shared vision for the future of the Somerset Levels. The project is a partnership involving Somerset Wildlife Trust, the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) South West and Somerset County Council.


Adapting The Levels is part of a larger EU Climate Adaptation project called Co-Adapt which involves 12 partners spanning 4 countries; UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Somerset County Council is the lead partner.

Co-Adapt has received a total of €7 million from the Interreg 2 Seas funding programme - a European Territorial Cooperation Programme. The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, and Somerset Rivers Authority has provided match funding for Adapting the Levels. To find out more visit our website www.adaptingthelevels.com