12:00pm - 1:00pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM West Midlands branch

Event description

This webinar will review the catchment work being done at Severn Trent Water.

Severn Trent Water is one of the largest 10 regulated water and wastewater utility businesses in England and Wales. Every day they supply nearly 8 million people and 4.3 million homes and businesses with 1.8 billion litres of clean water. They also treat 2.5 billion litres of wastewater from over 1000 sewage treatment works every day. Their large-scale operation and commitments rely heavily on the natural water environment. Watercourses along with the landscape they sit in are therefore, valuable assets that need to be conserved. As such, Severn Trent Water are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment, improving river and groundwater water quality, and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Catchment management and nature-based solutions play an important role in their ability to meet this commitment.

Over the last 10 years Severn Trent Water have been working in partnership with the agricultural community to reduce pollution from farming activities at source. For every £1 invested in catchment solutions, £2 - £20 in treatment costs are avoided, so it’s not only a long-term sustainable solution it makes great business sense.

During this event the speakers will discuss Severn Trent Water’s Farming for Water catchment programme. They will examine how the scheme works directly with farmers to deliver a suite of integrated solutions that boost on-farm biodiversity at the same time as reducing agricultural inputs to improve water quality, as well as thier catchment nutrient balancing programme and the benefits and risks of nature-based solutions.

This talk will appeal to a wide range of Environmental, Local Authority and Water Company managers and experts. Fields of interest include catchment management, biodiversity, agriculture and water quality and treatment.

Part of the CIWEM Land and Water Management digital series.

Register for 16 June 2021

About the speakers

Dr Jodie Rettino

Dr Jodie Rettino leads the Catchment and Biodiversity Team at Severn Trent Water, which is focused on utilising nature-based solutions to enhance the resilience of the water environment. She has been with Severn Trent for 11 years and has developed the catchment management programme from a set of investigations into on the ground schemes and business as usual. More recently the catchment management programme has expanded to include ecology, biology and biodiversity work, on both the company’s own rural estate and on third party land.

Dr Alex Cooke

Dr Alex Cooke is a principal catchment scientist in the Catchment Management Team at Severn Trent Water. The team are responsible for delivering Severn Trent Water’s catchment management programme, which has the main objective of reducing the risk to drinking water quality through the adoption and implementation of nature-based solutions, predominantly by working with the agricultural sector.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Jonathan Bush at jonathanbush11@gmail.com or Hannah Coogan at Hannah.Coogan@jbaconsulting.com.

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