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Catchment Conference explores managing agriculture for economic and environmental benefits
added on 11 10 2011 by Clare Black
Phil Haygarth (LEC), Phil Jordan (Taegasc) and Bob Harris (Defra) co-organised a successful 3 day international Conference at the Mansion House, Dublin Read more..

Phil Haygarth (LEC), Phil Jordan (Taegasc) and Bob Harris (Defra) co-organised a successful 3 day international Conference at the Mansion House, Dublin (14-16th September).

The event, jointly hosted by the Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme (Teagasc/DAFF) and the UK Demonstration Test Catchment Project (Defra/EA) brought together scientists, policy makers, farmers and land managers to explore how agricultural catchments can be managed for both economic and environmental objectives.

This question was explored in four themes:

1) Scale issues – networks, observatories and farms. What works best for which stakeholders?

2) Catchment uncertainty – empirical and modelling experiences; uncertainties in science & policy.

3) Counting the cost – socio-economic implications of catchment-scale agri environmental measures.

4) Case Studies – examples of environmental mitigation policies and evaluation science; future challenges.

Simon Coveney TD, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Environment announced a further 4 years funding for the Irish catchments programme . Minister Coveney said he was “delighted to announce that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will continue to fund this important Programme over a second 4 year period from 2012 to 2015. This will allow the Programme to continue to build a body of scientific evidence, over several years, which will make an important contribution to the ongoing development of sound agricultural policy”.

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New CCN Publication 'Paradigm Shifts'
added on 05 10 2011 by Clare Black
Keith Beven and Phil Haygarth have written a feature article ‘Paradigm Shifts’ outlining  the NERC Catchment Change Network activites for the latest Read more..

Keith Beven and Phil Haygarth have written a feature article ‘Paradigm Shifts’ outlining  the NERC Catchment Change Network activites for the latest Issue of International Innovation (October 2011).

International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu

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New water quality science paves the way for improving river health in the UK
added on 28 09 2011 by Clare Black
A new river monitoring system to assist local communities to improve water  quality of the River Eden and its tributaries is now online. Researchers  Read more..

A new river monitoring system to assist local communities to improve water  quality of the River Eden and its tributaries is now online.

Researchers  from Lancaster University, Newcastle University, Durham University, the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology, Askham Bryan College (Newton Rigg) and the Eden Rivers Trust have installed 10 river monitoring stations to collect valuable  data on river water quality that is available to farmers, local communities and  anyone interested.

The research is part of the DEFRA-funded Eden Demonstration Test Catchment (EdenDTC), one of three national projects to  understand how land management affects the water environment and to test  measures for reducing agricultural pollution.

The live, real-time data, made available via the web, can be used by councils, rivers trusts and the  public to help in understanding how to improve river water quality where they  live. EdenDTC is one of the first projects of its kind to provide live data on  river water quality to the public, setting a national standard for managing diffuse pollution in rivers throughout the UK.

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New IWA publication – Issues and Solutions to Diffuse Pollution
added on 16 09 2011 by Clare Black
A new publication of selected papers is available from the 14th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group (DIPCON 2010) held Read more..

A new publication of selected papers is available from the 14th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group (DIPCON 2010) held in September 12-17, 2010, Beaupré, Québec, Canada.

This book entitled ” includes 17 keynote papers and 33 session papers selected by the Editorial Committee on the basis of their relevance and scientific merit, as well as the fact that they reflect the international scope of the issue.

Because of the fast-growing knowledge base on identification, fate and management of diffuse pollution, the objective of the DIPCON 2010 conference was to discuss the most recent research findings and information and for the 220 participants from 36 countries to learn and network about Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication. The DIPCON conferences are a unique venue for these types of interactions as they are attended by a variety of specialists from academic, institutional and consultant organizations from around the world.

Although many diffuse pollution aspects were presented and discussed at the DIPCON 2010 conference, this OECD sponsored book focuses on five topics: 1. Watershed management to reduce diffuse pollution; 2. Managing nutrients in freshwater systems; 3. Policy and economics to manage diffuse pollution; 4. Emerging contaminants and micropollutants; 5. Modelling, monitoring and analytical methods. Hopefully speck https://spyappsinsider.com/ will create a matte version with a clasping lid and open dock connector — say, a seethru satin wrap — as a follow-up

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FRMRC Advances in Flood Risk Management Science- live streaming
added on 02 09 2011 by Clare Black
LIVE EVENT Advances in Flood Risk Management Science:  Outcomes from UK Collaborative Research Monday, 5 September at the Royal Society - 0930hrs-1700hrs Read more..

LIVE EVENT

Advances in Flood Risk Management Science:  Outcomes from UK Collaborative Research

Monday, 5 September at the Royal Society – 0930hrs-1700hrs (BST)

It is hoped that those unable to be there will take advantage of the fact that we are live streaming the event.  For how to participate in this way – as well as gaining access to a slightly more detailed programme, click here.

Access to the event on the day will be made simply by clicking on the link which will be provided on the front page of the website as we ‘go live’.

 

The Royal Society address is 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG and, for those of you attending in person, the link for directions is http://royalsociety.org/visit-us/

 

The event will showcase the key practical outputs from the research of FRMRC and will allow audience participation in discussing the research outcomes and shaping the future research agenda.  The event is now oversubscribed for attending in person but it will be possible to follow some or all of the webcast online and to join in the discussion forum via twitter.

 

There will be four sessions:

Inundation Modelling; Infrastructure; Land Use; Communicating Risk and Uncertainty.

 

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