01 Feb 11 - Catchment Management & Public Engagement Short Course

This event was sponsored by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme    

Aims    

To present the findings of interdisciplinary research into the deployment of scientific expertise and innovative methods of public engagement to secure more effective management of water catchments   To examine mechanisms for inter agency collaboration in the strategic management of water resources and mitigation of flooding events   To explore, through case studies, how local solutions to the management of flood risk can be designed and facilitated    

Programme    

9.15          
Registration    

09.45        
Introduction to the day Terry Carroll    

10.00        
Strategic Management of Water Resources – Insights from the RELU Research Programme    Catchment Management Approaches / Governance for Provision of Environmental Goods Laurence Smith, SOAS University of London   Knowledge Controversies – combining local knowledge and expert opinion in Ryedale Andrew Donaldson, Newcastle University   The Borderlands Project (Wooler Water and Eddleston) Dave Passmore, Newcastle University    

11.00        
Coffee                     

11.15        
Discussion of RELU projects Chair, Malcolm Newson, Tyne Rivers Trust  

12.30        
Cumbria Floods 2009: the Benefits of Multi-Agency Working and Community Engagement when coping with a Major Incident Holly Simpson, NW region Environment Agency    

13.00    
Lunch    

14.00        
Public Engagement: Experience of the Northumberland Community Flood Partnership Lynne Dunleavy  

14.30        
Local Catchment & Cross Border Case Studies   Belford & Powburn Mark Wilkinson, Newcastle University   Coordinated advice to landowners & farmers – Bowment / Glen catchment  Hugh Chalmers, Tweed Forum    

15.30        
Conclusions and Action Points from the day Chair, Chris Spray, Dundee University    

16.00      
End

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