In November 2016, the Government responded to the Law Commission's recommendations for wildlife law reform whilst also stating, "Exit from the EU provides an opportunity to re-examine our regulatory framework and how it works, so that it is fit for purpose to meet our national needs in the future and fulfil our international obligations".
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.
Phosphorus is a finite resource and there are many established techniques and technologies to recover it. Economic recovery is a huge challenge though and in many instances it is not financially viable unless there are other enabling drivers that allow the capital and operating cost deficits to be internalised. These include the nuisance associated with struvite precipitation, the impact of P on dewatering processes and broader benefits derived from reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with reduced usaeg of Phosphorus fertilizers.
Hear from: Dr Therese Coffey MP, Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Dieter Helm, Natural Capital Committee and 25 Year Plan for the Environment Pioneer Projects
The EU provides the UK with key environmental legal protections. Following the triggering of Article 50 current EU laws will be transcibed into domestic law, providing both considerable challenges and opportunities for the UK Government to select priorities that work best for the UK.
The Top 3 Challenges in Wastewater & Sewage Treatment
New research reveals that the top 3 challenges facing the Wastewater and Sewage Treatment Industry are centered around regulatory, environmental & energy issues.
As part of the research for The Wastewater & Sewage Treatment Expo 2017 we surveyed the wastewater and sewage treatment community to help understand the sector's focus for the next 12 months.
The urban environment is where most people live, yet the quality of the water environment there has often been overlooked and urban watercourses hidden from view behind walls, or buried in culverts. Some urban streams have even been classified as sewers presenting challenges for the water utilities. The Water Framework Directive, WFD, has arguably set-back progress on urban watercourses since they are typically too small to feature in the post-WFD prioritise
Next steps for water market reform in England.
IWA Efficient2017 Conference will be held in the historic Roman city of Bath from July 18th-20th, 2017. Waterwise and partners are hosting the ninth International Water Association Conference. A gala dinner will be held in the Assembly Rooms to provide a perfect bankdrop for networking and socialising. A draft programme is already available and a full programme will be finalised May 1st. Click here to view the draft programme.
A workshop for PhD students and early career researchers supported by the British Ecological Society Aquatic Group
A decade on from the hugely successful 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference, International RiverFoundation is inviting water experts to Brisbane to reignite this conversation, with a focus on exploring the progress made, and challenges faced, since the release of the 2007 Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda.