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. The course focusses on river and urban flooding, however, much of the course content has relevance to tidal and coastal flooding as well. Designed as a suitable follow-on from the river hydrology and hydraulics course, it is a relevant course for those involved in river and flood risk management.
The course is based on “The SuDS Manual” published by CIRIA. SuDS are gradually attaining acceptance as the preferred method for draining surface water from new developments. For SuDS to operate correctly they require careful attention to the engineering aspects and an understanding of what problems can arise. This course is aimed at the engineering aspects of SuDS design rather than the amenity and water quality aspects.
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The River Waveney Trust (RWT) along with the Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative (NNNSI), Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS) and the Environment Agency (EA) are co -hosting an Action Workshop at Bungay Riverside Centre on Saturday 23rd June, between 10am and 4pm. The Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation will also be contributing to the event.
- Prioritise your projects correctly by understanding the Government’s recent progress of the 25 Year Environment Plan and policy priorities for enhancing the environment.
- Avoid costly mistakes in your own natural capital assessments by hearing what issues and challenges other organisations faced and how they overcame them.
- Plan for the future by seeing what strategic priorities others have set and how these will inform further natural capital approaches.
Discounted tickets for local authorities and charities extended until 8th June!
Funding challenges and land use pressures mean that local authorities and other land owners face unprecedented challenges in managing urban greenspace. Authoritative information about the value of this vital ‘green infrastructure’ and ‘natural capital’ can play a crucial role in determining whether it is seen as an asset or a liability. It provides a starting point for gaining new funding to enhance their social and economic value.
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.
The courses are based on ESRI software because catchment partnerships are eligible for the ESRI non-profit scheme, which gives access to the full range of software for only £100 p.a.
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.
Following the success of the 2017 conference 'Urban Rivers and Streams: assets or pollution pathways' CIWEM will be holding our 2018 conference on 18th July in Central London.
This event will present innovative case studies, collaborative approaches and facilitate discussion on the scale of the issue and current progress on both rural and urban diffuse pollution.
The call for abstracts is now open for content for the conference. CIWEM welcome papers addressing the following areas (but not exclusively):
This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological processes as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants.