2017/18 free joint events on integrated catchment delivery

FREE attendance! A programme of events for sharing and embedding best practice that benefits agriculture, floods, economy and the environment

Purpose: Share evidence, good practice and help embed learning at a catchment scale and; Build future relationships between communities, institutes and partnerships

What? 14 events including profitable farming and land management, flood risk and asset management and fish and wildlife passage. Visiting 12 catchments in England, exchanging experiences and lessons learnt.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE (except for CIWEM 2 day event which is subject to sponsorship). Web links take you to case study information. Contacts for bookings are provided. Main point of contact dominic.martyn@environment.agency.gov.uk.  

21st March 2017 Farming and water management: an evening of presentations, discussion and supper with Richard Macdonald, Deputy Chair, Environment Agency.  Institute of Agricultural Management Thames. The Club, Mapledurham, Reading, RG4 7UD - completed

15th and 16th September 2017 Thames catchment bypasses and channels site visits: cost effective bypasses for flood management, hydropower and improving the ecology. Led by Institute of Fisheries Management and Chartered Institution for Water and Environment Management. Contact rob.pearson@environment-agency.gov.uk - completed

09:30 to 15:30 Friday 15th September

  • 09:30 to 11:30 Loddon Arborfield Mill weirs, wet woodland and nature like bypass channel project. Loddon Catchment Partnership Moragh Stirling, Simon Cain Director Cain Bioengineering and Dominic Martyn Environment Agency
  • 12:00 to 13:30 River Kennet Shenfield Mill hydropower and bypass channel. The Landowner and Darryl Clifton-Dey, Technical Specialist, Environment Agency
  • 14:00 to 15:30 Banbury flood alleviation scheme Environment Agency lead tbc

Evening meal at – location tbc with event booking.

09:30 to 15:30 Saturday 16th September

  • 09:30 to 11:00 Thames Radcot bypass channel
  • 11:15 to 12:45 Thames Rushey bypass channel and Shifford 13:00 to 13:45
  • 14:15 to 15:30 Thames Sandford bypass Stuart Manwaring, Steve Sheridan, Environment Agency

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Farming and land management site visits: bringing together farming, flooding and environment

Weir removals site visits

NEW!!! Date 10th November 2017 London Freshwater Group - discussing the integrated catchment delivery programme, stories so far and feeding in ideas for future. London, Carl Sayer c.sayer@ucl.ac.uk

22nd and 23rd November 2017 CIWEM Conference on integrated catchment delivery for people, farming, flooding and the environment London. Contact Dominic.Martyn@environment-agency.gov.uk

More information

  • Climate adaptation and water governance - current status and future collaboration. Natalie Foster, Open University and Damian Crilly, Catchment Manger Environment Agency
  • How the Thames and its tributaries flood and a view for a catchment approach. Amanda Nobbs, Chair tbc Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Dave Bedlington, Area Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency
  • Pontbrent, a farmer led project. Mike Richards, Coed Cymru 
  • Water Friendly Farming. Jeremy Biggs, Fresh Water Habitats Trust and Simon Bonney, Catchment Delivery Manager Environment Agency
  • Rebuilding soils for a better farming environment. Jenny Phelps Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group and Rob Richmond Farmer and Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust
  • Evenlode Natural Flood Management project and opportunities with catchment partnerships. Hilary Phillips, Wild Oxfordshire, Vaughan Lewis Windrush Aquatic Environmental Consultancy, Jo Old Environment Agency
  • Stroud Rural SUDs, a local authority success. Chris Uttley, Stroud District Council and Anne Wheeler, Chair Severn and Wye RFCC
  • CIWEM dredging report and findings. Alasdair Chisholm, CIWEM Policy Manager
  • Natural flood management and working with natural processes. Lydia Burgess-Gamble, Research Scientist, Environment Agency
  • Natural capital and payments for ecosystem services. Mark Everard, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services. University of West of England

NEW!!! 2018 spring tbc Soils, flooding and farming workshop - for and delivered by farmers and making connections to Catchment Partnerships. Location tbc, Tom Ormesher Tom.Ormesher@nfu.org.uk

Date Feb/March 2018 tbc Institute of Fisheries Management workshop: bypass channels and removing weirs for flood management, hydropower and the ecology. Nottingham venue tbc. Contact : Steve.lawrie@environment-agency.gov.uk

  • Fish and ecology passage and structures, current best practice and future look. Martin Lucas, Aquatic Animal Ecology Research Leader, Durham University
  • Cost effective hydropower bypass channel and results. Darryl Clifton-Dey, Environment Agency
  • Salmon to Sheffield - cultural and heritage value. Martin Slater, Environment Agency
  • Landowner cost effective delivery. Pete King, South East Rivers Trust
  • Removing weirs on the Irwell. Olly Southgate, Environment Agency
  • Arborfield on Loddon. Dominic Martyn, Environment Agency