Upcoming Events

NERC Advanced Training Short Course: Natural Flood Risk Management

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, November 24, 2017 - 16:00
Hotel in English Lake District

The course, designed for 

PhD students, postdocs, MSc students and other early career researchers, is taught by experts in flood risk management and modelling from JBA Consulting and Lancaster University

The course covers:

• Fundamentals of hydrological processes and measurement with field exercises

• Evaluation of the NFRM evidence base

• NFRM framework illustrated with exercises in opportunity mapping, modelling and stakeholder co-production

UK Farming and the Environment Post-Brexit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00
Central London

The Future of Farming Support, Maintaining the Competitiveness of UK Agriculture & The 25 Year Plan for Nature

What are the challenges and opportunities for UK Farming and Agriculture post-Brexit?

WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:45 to 16:45

As the industry gears up for AMP7 and PR19, water companies must find innovative ways to enhance their business plans and prepare for long-term challenges.

Following 5 years of success as a key platform for driving innovation in the water industry, the 2017 WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference returns on November 30th.

Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training with a Focus on the Environment

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 17:30
Wye, Kent, UK

This course will help you:

  • Recognise the benefits and challenges of involving stakeholders in decisions about the environment
  • Understand the principles and concepts of stakeholder participation
  • Learn and practice practical facilitation skills
  • Learn how to design a participation process

This course is grounded in our day-to-day experience of designing and facilitating stakeholder dialogue. 

Working with Natural Processes: The Evidence Behind Natural Flood Management

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

WWT Water Scotland Conference

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 08:45 to 17:00
Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Scotland's Flagship Annual Water Conference

This conference bring together 150+ major stakeholders in the Scottish water sector.

Designed by WWT with support from Scottish Water, Scottish Government and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), this is a unique opportunity to hear vital policy and regulatory updates and be inspired by innovative water projects from across Scotland.

View the agenda here

AGU Fall Meeting

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:00
New Orleans

Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders. The year 2017 will mark the 50th year and the Fall Meeting continues to bring together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.

River Modelling and Drainage Assessment for Flood Risk Management

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 17:00
Howbery Park, Wallingford

This course is targeted at local authorities, with the objective of helping participants understand the fundamental hydrological and hydraulic modelling issues necessary for the delivery of robust flood risk (FRA) and drainage impact assessments (DIA) / conceptual drainage designs. Current software facility and visualisation tools can often enhance understanding but can also lead to a reduced reliance on technical comprehension; and to rigorous model schematisation, parameterisation and numerical model output checks being overlooked.