This timely seminar will be an opportunity for policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss key issues for the renewable energy sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Present estimates state that annual flood damages for the whole of the UK are £1.1billion, with around 5.4million properties in England at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, surface water or all three. In 2017 coastal areas across the UK have been hit by severe winds and heavy rain, causing power cuts and damage to properties. In North Yorkshire flash flooding has caused road closures and trains have been cancelled. Whole communities across the UK have been left isolated, without power, with severe disruptions or damage to local transport infrastructure.
With the Environment Secretary due to introduce a 25-year Environment Plan by the start of 2018, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss policy priorities for further protecting the environment and conserving natural capital.
There is an opportunity for consultants and charities to join a RHS certification course that the River Restoration Centre is organising as a special event from March 13th to March 16th 2018 in Cardiff.
The RHS Certification courses from now on will be run and hosted by the River Restoration Centre.