Upcoming Events

Identification of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Date: 
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Linn Dean Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve Soutra Hill Midlothian/East Lothian

Description

This one day beginner to intermediate level training course delivered by Ben Averis will equip delegates with the skills to identify common grasses, sedges and rushes. 

The training course will include some classroom based teach to introduce and explain the plan for the day. A majority of the day will then be spent in the field looking at the identification (and habitats, ecology, etc.) of the grass, sedge and rush species that are present there. 

Indicator Plants of Woodland, Wetland, Heath and Acid Grassland

Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Castle Moffat Garvald East Lothian EH41 4LW

Description

This one day beginner to intermediate level training course delivered by Ben Averis will equip delegates with the skills to be able to recognise which plant species are good indicators of various types of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland. 

A majority of the day will be field based walking through the site looking at different kinds of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland, noting the important indicator species within them and discussing what those species tell us about the habitat’s ecology, management, etc. 

BES Aquatic Group 2019 Conference

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Skempton Building, Imperial College London

Join the BES Aquatic Group for their Annual Meeting, where the programme includes an ECR workshop, great freshwater and marine talks, and time for socialising.

At this year’s Aquatic SIG Annual Meeting we have a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers with expertise across and beyond aquatic realms. World-leading aquatic ecologists will discuss their recent findings and priorities for future research which will, as always, spark interesting discussions.

Flood Expo

Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:30
Location: 
NEC Birmingham

On the 11th and 12th of September 2019, The NEC in Birmingham will host again the world's largest flood exhibition and conference, The Flood Expo.

NERC Community for Engaging Environments Training

Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire

On behalf of all partners of the recently-funded £1.3m NERC Communities for Engaging Environments, Earthwatch are pleased to invite applications from all NERC-funded early career researchers to apply for a 5-day training focusing on community centred approaches to environmental research.

Future of flood risk management

Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Congress Centre 28 Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3LS United Kingdom

As our global temperature rises, so does the threat of flooding. A new strategy launched by the Environment Agency in May 2019 calls for urgent investment in natural barriers and flood relief systems, and the creation of resilient communities that can withstand this increased risk of flooding. Flood risk management has never been so critical to protecting future generations from disaster.

Practical River Works - 'a best practice design and build event'

Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 14:30
Location: 
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW

A consortium including Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Rivers Trusts/ Salmon Fishery Boards, the Rivers and Lochs Institute (RLI), the River Restoration Centre (RRC), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM, Scottish Branch), cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd, local estates and representation from industry are organising a two day workshop on 'Practical River Works' this summer on the 23rd and 24th of September, at SNH's headquarters in Inverness.

Protecting UK Water Quality: Improving Water Management and Tackling Pollution

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:15 to 16:30
Location: 
Central London

Latest biodiversity indicators show that between 2012 and 2017, there has been a 33% reduction of surface water bodies in England with high or good status (DEFRA, 2018). Moreover, roughly half of all groundwater bodies are not expected to reach good chemical status in time for 2021 targets. Whilst the total number of events has declined, serious pollution incidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. Over the last ten years, the amount of serious water pollution events caused by water companies has been consistent at around 60 incidents per year (Environment Agency, 2018).

Delivering sustainable water and land management

Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 27, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
London, England

Developing sustainable approaches to environmental recovery through integrated land and water management has never been so vital. The UK Government’s 25-year environment plan sets out ambitious goals for improving the environment within a generation and leaving it in a better state than we found it. With the pressure to tackle climate change and protect the environment at the top of national and global agendas, the need for integrated, multi-partner management is gaining traction.

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