Time

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Venue

Mott MacDonald Office, 6th Floor, Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4SN

Cost

Free to attend

Event Description

CIWEM Tyne and Humber Branch invites you to an evening talk on Wetlands and Ecosystem Services.

Wetlands provide us with water, protect us from floods, droughts and other disasters, they provide food and livelihoods to millions of people and they support rich biodiversity. Perhaps most importantly, they store more carbon than any other ecosystem. Alarmingly, the 2018 Global Wetland Outlook Report (Ramsar Convention) documents that 87% of global wetlands have been lost since 1700, 35% of which have disappeared since 1970. What can be done to reverse this trend?

This talk is designed to provide background about the current state of wetlands, the important ecosystem services they provide, and what the future holds in store for their sustainable management.

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Speaker Information

Matt Ross, Geomorphologist, Mott MacDonald

Matt has over five years’ consultancy experience in applied hydromorphology, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and flood risk management. He has contributed to river and restoration schemes throughout the UK, with a focus on working with natural processes to deliver in-channel and riparian enhancement.

Booking Information

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.

Please contact Barbara.Woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you require further information about the lecture, please contact Mike Watson at Mike.Watson@nwl.co.uk.

If you would like to join the webinar session for this workshop, then please book using the link below by selecting the webinar registration option on the My CIWEM page. Details of how to join the webinar will be sent to delegates prior to the event.

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