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2013 Autumn Conference

Ecosystem Services 3: Rivers - A Framework for Action

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Date: 6-7 November 2013

Biographies and Abstracts

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Conference presentations can be downloaded below. Please click the presentation title to download PDF versions.

Successes and challenges for effective policy on river catchment management
Steve Ormerod CEnv FCIEEM (Cardiff University)

Are our rivers failing – or are we failing our rivers? Evidence from the UK Rivers Assessment and priorities for action
Ben Bunting (Environment Agency)

Building the knowledge base – sharing river restoration good practice

Antonia Scarr (Environment Agency)

Reframing our approach to river monitoring and classification: replacing quantitative uncertainty with qualitative confidence

Kyle Young (Natural Resources Wales)

Environmental Impact Assessment when promoting / authorising projects in river catchments: an overview of the legal  framework
Penny Simpson (Freeth Cartwright LLP)

CIEEM Best Practice Awards finalists’ presentations:
SCaMP Project - Penny Anderson Associates
Newlands (Brockholes) Project - The Environment Partnership

Delivering multiple benefits through effective river restoration: a best practice overview from Europe and the UK
Martin Janes MCIEEM (The River Restoration Centre)

Pearls in Peril - effective river restoration to safeguard the freshwater pearl mussel
Jackie Webley (Scottish Natural Heritage)

From ecological status to Ecosystem Services: stretching the Water Framework Directive
Isabelle Durance (NERC DURESS Project/Cardiff University)

The application of the Ecosystem Services concept to river and floodplain management
Lydia Burgess-Gamble (Environment Agency)

Ecosystem Services assessment of the Mayes Brook restoration project
Rob Oates (Thames River Trust)
Making the case for the Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Approach
Laurence Couldrick (Westcountry Rivers Trust)

South West Water’s Upstream Thinking Project
Martin Ross (The Rivers Trust)

Improving the ecological status methods toolkit for assessment of river health
Martyn Kelly CEcol CEnv FCIEEM (Bowburn Consultancy)

Catchment Walkover Survey: introduction  to a methodology for providing catchment-level solutions
Rob Harrison ACIEEM (Ecus Ltd)

North South Shared Aquatic Basins Project: Cross-border and inter-disciplinary collaboration
Mark Magee (RPS Consulting Engineers)

Trees and Water Quality

Richard Barnes MCIEEM (Woodland Trust)

Challenges and choices: effective stakeholder engagement in development of river basin plans
Alison Futter (Environment Agency)

Applying the British Standard to river restoration

Michael Oxford CEcol FCIEEM

Planning for the future: managing the impacts of extreme events on freshwater ecosystems
Carlos Abrahams MCIEEM (Baker Consultants)

Discussion Workshops

SSSI River naturalisation: resolving conflicting user issues on the River Ribble
Discussion notes
George Heritage, JBA Consulting and Kieran Sheehan CEnv MCIEEM, JBA Consulting

River Anton Enhancement Strategy: a five year journey

Adam Cave ACIEEM, Environment Agency and Charlotte Warwick GradCIEEM, Test Borough Council

Identifying river restoration sites to deliver multiple benefits
Tamsin Morris MCIEEM, Walking-the-talk

Winnall Moors – stakeholder engagement with rehabilitation of modified channels: an angling perspective

Martin de Retuerto, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

River restoration in practice: the River Wensum as a restoration case study
Ian Morrissey MCIEEM, Atkins