Delivering sustainable water and land management
CIWEM invites you to attend our conference on delivering sustainable water and land management!
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.
Yet what would an effective governance structure for this new integrated approach look like?
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is developing a new outcomes-focused Environmental Land Management Scheme which is set to transform the way the UK manages its landscape. Prioritising environmental services alongside agricultural productivity, issues such as soil health, flood risk management and biodiversity recovery will need to be managed in a more integrated way, involving a diverse range of stakeholders from farmers to business owners. Meanwhile, the EU Water Framework Directive is driving innovative approaches and transforming the way we manage water across the country. Water and land challenges are increasingly tackled together.
Against a backdrop of Brexit, how can we ensure that enough funding is in place to deliver this ambitious agenda? And are we on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals that commit us to deliver clean water and sanitation, and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems by 2030?
09:00 - 09:30 | Registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:45| Welcome remarks
09:45 – 10:45 | Armchair discussion and Q&A | The future of environmental land management: policy challenges and opportunities
Terry Fuller | Moderator | CEO, CIWEM
Stuart Roberts | Vice-President, National Farmers Union
Vicki Hird | Sustainable Farming Campaign Coordinator, Sustain
Damian Crilly | Manager, Strategic Catchment Partnerships, Environment Agency
10:45 – 11:15 | Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45 | Panel discussion | Delivering the 25-year environment plan
Damian Crilly | Moderator | Manager, Strategic Catchment Partnerships, Environment Agency
Sarah Anderton | Policy Advisor, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Ashley Holt | Head of River Basin Planning and Funding, Water Quality Team, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Dr Laurence Couldrick | CEO, Westcountry Rivers Trust
Refreshment and networking
12:45 - 14:00
14:00 – 15:15| Panel discussion and Q&A | Innovations in environmental management
Sarah Anderton | Moderator | Policy Advisor, CIWEM
Chris Uttley | Senior Advisor, Integrated Outcomes Team, Environment Agency
Prof Alastair Driver | Director, Rewilding Britain
Angela Jones | Executive Director, Economy and Infrastructure, Cumbria County Council
15:15 – 15:30 | Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:45 | Panel discussion and Q&A | View from the private sector
Ashley Holt | Moderator | Head of River Basin Planning and Funding, Water Quality Team, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Gudrun Cartwright | Environment Director Business in the Community
David Baxter | Head of Natural Economy, Eumonia
16:45 – 17:00 | Closing keynote speech | Environmental management post-Brexit
Isabella Gornall | Managing Director, Seahorse Environmental Communciations
17:00 – 17:15 | Q&A moderated | Terry Fuller, Chief Executive, CIWEM
17:15 – 17:20 | Closing remarks
17:20 – 18:30 | Networking reception
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