6:00pm - 7:15pm


School of Geography & Environment, Dyson Perrins Building, Hinshelwood Rd, off South Parks Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event Description

The Central Southern Branch invites you to an evening talk with presentations from John Boardman, Environmental Change Institute, and James Mathews, Atkins. The speakers will discuss the identification of soil erosion and runoff issues and an existing partnership approach which brings people together to make positive change by reducing point and diffuse pollution.

Presentations will focus on catchment management, whilst acknowledging that off-site impacts of soil erosion and runoff are of greater social and economic concern in western Europe than on-site impacts, due to issues such as the muddy flooding of properties and the ecological impacts on watercourses, due to excessive sedimentation and associated pollutants. Following the presentations, the floor will open up to questions and discussions. Come and join the conversation.

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John Boardman, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

John will speak on his work identifying and mapping the cause of impacts, in other words the connectedness of the runoff and sediment system between agricultural fields and the river system: well-connected systems causing off-site damage are not necessarily related to areas of high erosion rates.

James Mathews, Atkins

James' presentation will cover the Evenlode Catchment Partnership. This is a collaborative partnership, founded in 2014, which brings together local knowledge and expertise to deliver cost-effective improvements to water environments across the Evenlode Catchment, funding river restoration, monitoring, citizen science and more. James will focus on his work using digital data to assist catchment management projects; recording land use characteristics to track diffuse and point pollution sources using new technologies.

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Places are open to members and non-members.

If you have any queries about this event please email Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

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