1:00pm - 1:45pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch

Event description

The second lunchtime presentation in the 2020/2021 technical programme, focusing on the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch’s theme of water and the environment, adapting to change will be given by Francis Mackin (RPS Belfast).

The talk will look at the importance of peatland conservation and management and its potential use as a nature-based method in the context of integrated catchment management. An outline of some of the key drivers for peatland restoration will be covered and we will explore the innovate techniques that are being applied across a range of peatlands in Ireland to deliver a healthier ecosystem.

Part of the CIWEM Land and Water Management digital series.

Register for 11 February 2021

About the speaker

Francis Mackin

Francis Mackin is a Senior Associate in the Water Environment division RPS in Belfast. He holds a degree in Environmental Management and Masters in Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University of Belfast. He is a Chartered Water and Environment Manager (C.WEM), a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).

Francis leads a team of engineers and scientists involved in the conservation and management of peatlands including raised bogs and blanket bogs across the island of Ireland. He has led the development of detailed hydrological restoration plans for a wide variety of peatland sites for clients including National Parks and Wildlife Service, the EU LIFE-funded Living Bog Project, Bord na Móna, BirdWatch Ireland, Ulster Wildlife.

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 Daniel Hogan at Daniel.hogan@rpsgroup.com.

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