6:00pm - 8:00pm


A K Bel Library 2 - 8 York Place Perth, PH2 8EP United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Scottish branch

Event description

The CIWEM Scottish branch are delighted to welcome Sandra Stewart and Niall Provan from the Forth Rivers Trust to talk about their experience on using Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques on the Allan Water Improvement Project.

They work with landowners to engage sustainable land management in the Allan Water catchment with an aim of using nature to benefit rivers and meet the Water Framework Directive requirements. Working with land managers to improve land use activities will have multiple benefits for the river, its wildlife and the communities which are located along the Allan Water supporting a range of activities such as farming the land more sustainably, improved resilience to flooding through NFM benefits and recreational opportunities such as angling, walking and more.

Along with the talk, there will be a short film about the work undertaken so far, followed by a Q&A session.

Part of the CIWEM Land & Water Management series.

About the speaker

Sandra Stewart

Sandra Stewart if the Land Management Officer at the Forth Rivers Trust. She works with farmers and land managers on the Allan Water catchment helping deliver projects to improve the river and surrounding habitats. Contracts include peatland restoration, native woodland creation and funding applications.

Sandra has 25 years’ experience working in agriculture integrating productive farming with wildlife management. She has a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Zoology and diploma in Farm Business Organisation and Management.

Niall Provan

Niall Provan joined the Trust as Project Support Officer in May 2021. He studied Countryside Management at SRUC Oatridge, as well as gained practical conservation experience working and volunteering as part of the Callander Landscape Partnership, where he achieved his Modern Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation.

Niall is a member of the Lantra Champions initiative, after achieving multiple awards at the 2021 Lantra Awards.

Part of the EU MERLIN delivery team as a Project Officer, he’s focusing on the delivery of projects on the Allan Water along with the upper Teith.

Booking and joining information

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

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Tim Jolley at Tim.Jolley@wsp.com and Oliver Jarrett at oliver.jarrett@atkinsglobal.com.

About the venue and getting there

The event will take place at the AK Bell Library, 2 - 8 York Place, Perth, Perth & Kinross, PH2 8EP. The library is only 6 minutes’ walk from Perth railway station and 4 minutes’ walk from the Perth Bus Station. Several bus routes run near the venue.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most environmentally sustainable means of transport possible.

By Train

Perth railway station is in Leonard Street, post code PH2 8RT. ScotRail, LNER and Caledonian Sleeper trains all go to Perth Station for those coming from outside the city. The station is on the Glasgow to Dundee and Highland Mainline routes.

By Bus

Perth bus station is located at 57 Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8AD. It is 4 minutes’ walk away from the library for those travelling from outside the city.

By foot | cycle

The library is 6 minutes’ walk from Perth railway station or 3 minutes’ cycle ride.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

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