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Catchment Science 2011

Professor Phil Haygarth, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Wed 14 - Fri 16 September 2011
The Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland

An International Conference aimed at scientists, policy makers, farmers and land managers. Jointly hosted by the Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme (Teagasc / DAFF) and the UK Demonstration Test Catchment Projects (Defra / EA)

Organised by Professor Phil Haygarth (Lancaster Environment Centre), Phil Jordan and Ger Shortle (Teagasc, Ireland) and Bob Harris (Defra)

This conference will bring together international experts to address the questions:

- Can we manage agricultural catchments for economic and environmental objectives?

- Where are we seeing successes and why?

 These questions will be explored in four themes:

Scale issues - networks, observatories and farms. What works best for which stakeholders?

Catchment uncertainty - empirical and modelling experiences; uncertainties in science & policy

Counting the cost - socio-economic implications of catchment-scale agri environmental measures

Case Studies - examples of environmental mitigation policies and evaluation science; future challenges

 

Organising Committee:

Ireland: Ger Shortle, Phil Jordan, Sarah Mechan, Alice Melland, Per-Erik Mellander, David Wall, Maria Merriman, Cathal Buckley, Pat Murphy (Teagasc). Patricia Torpey (DAFF)

UK: Phil Haygarth (Lancaster), Bob Harris, Dan McGonigle (Defra), Adrian Collins (ADAS), Kevin Hiscock (East Anglia), Paul Quinn, Liz Oughton (Newcastle).

US: Andrew Sharpley (Arkansas)

 For more information, to register attendance or submit an abstract please visit their website.