Shaping the agenda for environmental innovation, enterprise and research
The course, accredited by CIWEM, provides an overview of the policies and procedures governing the quality of environmental waters and wastewater in the UK. It is aimed at current and future practitioners, regulators, conservationists and academics who require a detailed understanding of EU water regulations, and guidance on how to navigate the UK permitting process.
The short course is organised into daily themes, and can be taken as a three day course or as individual days.
Efforts to improve the quality of rivers, streams, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters in the UK have been going on for many years, mostly driven by the requirements of EU Directives (Water Framework Directive, the Drinking Water Directive and the Bathing Water Directive). However, with Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union leading to increased discussions about the future of water policy in the UK, this symposium comes at a very timely moment.
This two-day course is for anyone who requires an introduction to fluvial hydrology and hydraulics in relation to managing floods. The course materials and exercises use real-life examples to assist participants’ understanding of concepts and principles. The course is designed for those new to the subjects or require a refresher. It is suitable for Local Authority, Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources water staff and consultants as well as those involved in catchment and fisheries.
This course introduces the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of existing UK policies and legislation. The lectures and exercises are informed by the needs of Local Authorities’ and the Environment Agency, and updated to include issues of current relevance. Designed as a suitable follow on from the two-day river hydrology and hydraulics course, it is ideal for those involved in river and flood risk management. Although the course focusses on river and urban flooding, much of the course content also has relevance to tidal and coastal flooding.
The 2017 Waterwise Annual Water Efficiency Conference will be focused on Delivering Water Efficiency projects and programmes. Once again it will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders within the water sectors to come together to discuss how to further water efficiency in the UK.
There will be a stellar line-up of speakers and panellists for this event, full agenda to follow shortly.
Refreshments will be available from 9.30am, with the day starting at 10am. The day will close at 4.30pm, with a drinks reception from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
This one-day course will focus on giving a detailed understanding of surface water drainage planning and design to meet current standards and best practice guidance. A programme of taught sessions, exercises and discussion will take delegates through the basis and requirements of current criteria and methods for delivering compliant surface water management systems. An ideal course for developers, consultants and LPA SuDS approval officers, the one-day programme will include a number of topics covering hydraulics and water quality.
Come along to this 5 day event run by Cranfield University, to participate in lectures, fieldwork and practical computer sessions, and learn more about geospatial datasets relating to land and water environments.
Celebrating five years of the Catchment Based Approach - Inspiration, innovation and ideas on where next from catchment partnerships, business and government.
In Spring 2011, the Water Minister launched the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA). It has since expanded from a few pilots to 108 catchment partnerships. Thousands of organisations are now involved and it has fundamentally changed how we look after our rivers and wetlands. We have a huge amount to celebrate and we have learnt a lot.