Upcoming Events

London Freshwater Group Autumn meeting

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 13:30 to 17:15
Flett Lecture Theatre, National History Museum, London, SW7 5BD

We have a brilliant line up of six speakers covering a wide range of interesting topics. View the agenda here.

NERC capital workshop: Strategic investment in catchment observations

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 09:00

This workshop, to be held in London on 8th November, aims to bring together representation from the meteorological, hydrological and other research communities to identify emerging and cutting-edge technologies that could deliver a step change in our understanding of atmosphere, surface and subsurface water dynamics, and the connections between them.

Constructed Wetlands for Pollution Control

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 09:00

Our Constructed Wetlands for Pollution Control course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the role and capacity of constructed wetlands in improving and maintaining water quality. It evaluates the use of constructed wetlands in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters, partially-treated effluents, run-off water and sludge.

Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training with a Focus on the Environment

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 17:00
East Brabourne near Ashford in Kent

With the new year upon us thoughts often turn to self development and setting yourself new challenges. If you’re looking to enhance your work-based capabilities and you’re involved in managing stakeholders, why not consider equipping yourself with a raft of transferrable skills learnt on an in-depth, interactive three day course on Good Practice Stakeholder Participation that focuses on the environment.

Introduction to river hydrology and hydraulics

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 17:00
Howbery Park, Wallingford

This course is designed for anyone who requires an understanding of the management of river systems or the impact of developments in a river catchment. It guides participants through the fundamental science and the most up-to-date supporting tools, demonstrating content and relevance through a series of worked examples. The course content includes:

Introduction to flood risk analysis and management

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, November 23, 2018 - 17:00
Howbery Park, Wallingford

This course introduces the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of existing UK policies and legislation. Current techniques in considering climate change and joint probability are presented in outline, as is the latest guidance on producing flood risk assessments. Topics covered over the two days include:

Incorporating natural capital and ecosystem services into environmental assessment

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:30
Tideway, Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London, SE1 2QG

CPD-level Training

Why this topic is important to you

The concepts of natural capital and ecosystem services are becoming prominent across Europe, along-side growing interests in nature-based solutions. There is now strong interest in what ecosystem services, natural capital and nature-based solutions mean for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA).

Who is the training for?

Future Water Networks 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:30
Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Can tomorrow's technology help to manage yesterday's water pipe infrastructure?

The water industries largest asset is under challenge, there is a:

  • Need to be smarter
  • Need to upgrade networks for the 21st century
  • Need to bring in new technology to improve asset prioritisation
  • Need to meet the regulatory targets for leakage, sewer flooding and more
  • Need to think into the future

Where can these needs be met?