3:00pm - 4:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by CIWEM

Event description

Sewage pollution from storm overflows in sewers has become a headline environmental and social water quality issue. A wide range of factors influence how frequently they spill. And a wide range of actions are needed to reduce that frequency. By looking beyond the obvious, we can maximise the benefits of actions and make them as cost-effective to deliver as possible.

As Defra is consulting on its Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan, CIWEM is launching the findings of stakeholder research and systems mapping to highlight where action should be taken to get the best outcomes in reducing pollution from storm overflows.

This webinar will present why we need to look beyond just water companies to achieve lasting improvements on sewage pollution and set out the findings and recommendations of CIWEM’s work. This consulted a wide range of water professionals, NGOs and local and national government, agencies and regulators and involved systems-thinking and mapping specialists from Imperial College London to understand the system of pressures on sewerage infrastructure.

The findings set out where additional action – tapping into related areas of activity, investment and policy – can supplement the measures set out by Government to tackle the issue, and get more bang for our buck.

With speakers from CIWEM, Imperial College London, Defra, The Rivers Trust and Stantec this 90-minute event will explore what we need to do and who needs to act, how that can give us not just cleaner, healthier rivers but greener, more climate resilient places to live, how long it might realistically take and how much it might cost.

Part of the CIWEM Pollution digital series.

Register for 3 May 2022

About the speakers

Alastair Chisholm | Head of Policy | CIWEM

Ana Mijic | Reader in Water Systems Integration & Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation | Imperial College

Christine Colvin | Director for Partnerships and Communications | The Rivers Trust

Tom Davies | Defra

Elliot Gill | Technical Director & Market Sector Leader for Urban Drainage and Flooding | Stantec

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 Alastair Chisholm at Alastair.chisholm@ciwem.org.

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