A day of action-orientated discussions to explore what water-resilience (and non-resilience) means for people, communities, businesses and the environment in Devon and the South West. Hear inspiring stories from a number of local ‘resilience champions’ about the impacts and challenges they are facing and the actions they are taking to overcome them. We hope that you will be inspired and empowered to join the growing group of people working to make Devon more resilient to the threats we face, both now and in the future.

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Dr. Nick Paling from Westcountry Rivers Trust

“How water resilient is Devon now and what can we do to improve it…?”

Free, open to all – 10am-4pm @ Totnes Civic Hall




Climate projections for the 2 Seas area, point towards drier and warmer summers with more extreme and concentrated precipitation events in the form of summer storms. This could result in a higher demand for water production.

The cross-border project PROWATER stands for ‘protecting and restoring raw water sources through actions at the landscape scale’, and contributes to climate adaptation by restoring the water storage of the landscape via ‘ecosystem-based adaptation measures’. Examples of this are forest conversion, natural water retention or restoration of soil compaction.

These interventions increase resilience against droughts and floods and benefit water quality and biodiversity. During the next years project partners in Flanders, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will carry out various exemplary projects on site and will showcase them to the public.