DCP and Aberdeen City Council have been working with Fernielea Primary school in Aberdeen through the BEGIN project to try and combat historic flooding issues, whilst creating a special pilot SuDS project. The school is built on a natural dip and the surrounding hard tarmac areas, results in surface water flooding the school in storm events. We hope to create a innovative design, which will reduce the risk of flooding, increase opportunities for outdoor learning and provide a haven for local wildlife.
Aberdeen City Council Flood Engineers, Will Burnish and Calum Clark, initially approached the school with the idea to create a pilot SuDS scheme. After a few visits to the school and discussions with the supportive head teacher, Lisa Walker, the following activities have taken place:
STEM Training put to use in a flood showcase week
Community Consultation with the parents
Aberdeen City Council hosted the Interreg partners BEGIN meeting on the 18th-19th of October at the fantastic venues of the Town House and Beach Ballroom. The agenda for ...Learn more »
- 20 Oct 2017 BEGIN Partners Meeting
- 09 Oct 2017 Controlling Invasive Non-Native Plants
- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers
- 19 Jan 2017 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Aberdeen City
- 24 Nov 2016 Eurasian Beaver allowed to stay