28th April 2021: Water and the Environment – Smart Rural 5

Continuing with the Smart Rural theme, CREST is excited to announce this networking and knowledge sharing event on the topic of water and the environment.

In collaboration with Shrewsbury Water Forum, we want to share what is happening in Shropshire and promote the expertise we have available here, whilst sharing best practise from further afield. It will be an opportunity for knowledge transfer between the private and public sector, academia, individuals and community groups. Attendees will get the chance to ask questions about topics that interest or affect them, and network with other delegates in this online event.

09.00 – 09.30: Registration and networking – opportunity to network with other delegates online using Remo platform

09.30 – 09.40: Introductions and welcome – Prof Julieanna Powell- Turner, CREST

09.40 – 10.15: Hannah Fraser, H Fraser Consulting – TBC

10.15 – 10.50: Steve Buss, Stephen Buss Environmental Consulting – TBC

10.50 – 11.00: Break

11.00 – 11.30: Quickfire talks:

• Susie Roy, Wood plc – Nutrients

• Luke Neal, Shropshire Wildlife Trust – Natural Flood Management

• Alastair Black, Groundwater Science – Groundwater Model

• Mike Piotrowski, GeoSmart Information – Surface Water Model

11.30 – 12.00: Hayley Deighton, River Severn Partnership – Overview of Project and Q&A

12.00 – 12.30: Guy Pluckwell, Environment Agency – Citizen Science and Q&A

12.30 – 12.40: Summary and close

12:40 – 13:00: Networking lunch

Agenda is subject to change.

Details: Wednesday 28th April, 9:00am – 1:00pm. To register for this event, please click here.

CREST@UCS is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).