12:00pm - 1:15pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM West Midlands branch

Event description

Our seminar will look at the Canal and River Invasive Species Eradication Project (CRISEP), a four-year project which began in 2021 and finishes in 2025. This project is being funded by Severn Trent and delivered by the Canal and River Trust as part of a strategic partnership.

CRISEP is the largest invasive species project on inland waterways, covering over 250km of canals and rivers across five of the Trust's regions. Winner of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) NGO Impact Award 2022, this project has focused on practical management of INNS as well as scientific research. The latter has focused on first-of-their-kind-trials including the use of biological control agents for aquatic invasive weeds, as well as nutrient budgeting investigating the influence of internal and external loading of nutrients on the abundance of aquatic invasive macrophytes.

Part of the CIWEM Land & Water Management digital series.

Register for 9 February 2023

About the speaker

Charles Hughes

Charles Hughes is an environmental scientist and invasive non-native species (INNS) project manager at the Canal and River Trust. Charles is responsible for monitoring and reporting on compliance with regulatory requirements and environmental standards as well as providing support and advice on waste, contaminated land, and water quality management along 253km of waterway within the Trust's West Midlands Operational region.

He is also the regional dredging lead for the West Midlands and contributes to the delivery of the national dredging programme. Before this Charles spent several years in the water industry working for Affinity Water within both their Catchment Management and Hydrology Teams. Much of this work was focused on WINEP and catchment initiatives including pesticide reduction schemes and intensive water quality monitoring. Charles also undertook a project investigating the impacts of sea spray on salinity within the Dungeness Coastal Aquifer in Kent.

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 Mofazzal Syed at mofazzal.syed@severntrent.co.uk.

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