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What we’ve learned from the Defra £15 million NFM pilot programme

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
Location: 
Online

What we’ve learned from the Defra £15 million NFM pilot programme

Jon Hollis, Natural Flood Management Programme Manager, Environment Agency

Jon will explain the findings of the Defra research, what has been learned and how the Environment Agency will be acting on this.

Natural Flood Management Research Programme

Introduction to Nature Conservation Legislation in the UK (England)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Online

This is a dynamic period for UK conservation law and policy with a number of key developments currently underway which have significant implications for our day-to-day work. In order to understand the changing landscape, this course provides an introductory level review of nature conservation legislation, looking at how the current framework translates to practical actions, and considering how effective it is in achieving its aims. Whilst taking a UK perspective, this particular course focusses specifically on England.

Sustainable Management of Freshwater Resources: Bringing Our Rivers Back to Life

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 09:00
Location: 
Online

Since the industrial revolution our rivers and streams have increasingly suffered from the impacts of anthropogenic activities – from pollution caused by heavy industry, agriculture and construction, to over-abstraction and canalisation. Many of these impacts have resulted in the decline of biodiversity and a reduction in resilience of freshwater ecosystems. However, in recent decades great strides have been made towards reversing these impacts, improving water quality and habitats, as well as better managing our use of the water we extract.

Careers in River Conservation

Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:30 to 17:00
Location: 
Online

Careers in River Conservation will feature a series of talks and Q&A sessions with professionals working in a variety of roles within river conservation, including land management, volunteer coordination, environmental education, fisheries management and freshwater research. Our speakers will share an insight into what their roles involve, as well as the routes they have taken to get to where they are today.

Nature and Health: The ways in which nature is good for us

Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Online

This webinar will cover:

- Reflections on the health benefits received from time interacting with nature

- Models for the human-nature relationship

- An overview of the tools for unlocking the benefits of nature - ‘engage, enhance, embrace’

- The ‘natural ingredients’ found in the environment, recent findings, and the science behind our human response

- Small group discussion, Q&A and plenary

Transforming Environmental Data in R

Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 15:00 to Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 17:00
Location: 
Online

This 2-day online course will help you understand the benefits of data transformation tools (such as R). You will learn about aspects such as auditable workflow, repeatability, time-saving, improving efficiency and reduced risk of data loss. You will participate in practical data transformation tool exercises using real environmental datasets to combine and manipulate datasets in different formats from different sources, leading to analysis-ready data. The course also covers cleaning and validation of datasets and best-practice for documentation of scripts and workflows.

Nature and Health: The ways in which nature is good for us

Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Online

This webinar will cover:

- Reflections on the health benefits received from time interacting with nature

- Models for the human-nature relationship

- An overview of the tools for unlocking the benefits of nature - ‘engage, enhance, embrace’

- The ‘natural ingredients’ found in the environment, recent findings, and the science behind our human response

- Small group discussion, Q&A and plenary

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