One of the objectives of EU Green Week 2018 'Green cities for a greener future' is to motivate as many cities as possible to switch to sustainable urban planning approaches by demonstrating the benefits of becoming greener. Not only do cities become better places to live and work in for their citizens, they thrive economically, attracting innovation and offering new opportunities to business.
This year’s IFM specialist conference will be focused on the management of estuarine and coastal waters in the UK and beyond and will be hosted by the Institutes Estuarine and Marine Specialist Section.
The marine environment, its management, and conservation has taken centre stage over the past year, thanks to programmes such as The Blue Planet and the public outcry over the amount of plastic and other waste in our seas.
The chairs of the scientific committee are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the I.S.Rivers International Conference, from 4th to 8th June 2018 in Lyon, France.
The aim of the I.S.Rivers International Conference is to share research and experiences among scientists and water stakeholders to improve practices for a sustainable management of large rivers. Particular consideration is given to the integration of physical, ecological and social perspectives of the different stakeholders involved in river management (governance, economy, culture).
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HR Wallingford is organising Protections 2018, the 3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping, taking place from 6th-8th June in the cultural Grange-over-Sands in the UK's Lake District.
This conference follows the very successful Protections 2016 event, the 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping which took place in September, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The inaugural event in this conference series was held during November 2014 in Madrid, Spain and attended by participants from 20 countries.
Water is a crucial element for our life, economic activities and the sustainability of ecosystems across the planet. Its safeguard is therefore one of the cornerstones of environmental protection. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), the quality of bathing water and water for people’s use has continued to improve in recent years across the European Union.
This shortcourse/workshop emphasizes understanding geomorphic process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration projects and programs, with specific applications and field visits to Mediterranean and mountain environments. The course draws heavily on innovative process-based river restoration and management experiences in France and elsewhere in the EU, complemented by experiences in North America. Instruction includes lectures, field exercises, problem sets and workshops on approaches to planning and implementing process-based restoration, with instructors drawn from m
In recent years, the EU fleet's economic performance has improved significantly, registering record-high profits of €770 million in 2014. Average salaries and labour productivity have also increased, generating positive impact on many European coastal communities. Catches accounts for around 80% of the total volume of the EU production. However, 68% of the seafood consumed in the EU is currently imported, while only 10% of the consumption is farmed here.
- 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.
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.