About Drought: Agriculture and ecological impacts

Thursday 7th March 2019, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Location: The Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London (Nearest tube: Westminster)
Event organiser: About Drought and BHS
Event type: Meeting
Bookings: No registration is required. No charge.

BHS and About Drought (UK Drought and Water Scarcity Programme – ENDOWS Engaging diverse stakeholders and publics with outputs from the UK Drought and Water Scarcity) initiative invite you to this evening discussion of cross-sectoral impacts of drought on agriculture and river ecology.

Prof Ian Holman, Cranfield Water Science Institute

The 2018 drought – lessons for the agricultural sector
2018 was a very challenging year for the agricultural sector. This presentation will review some of the impacts experienced by the agricultural sector last year and consider how lessons from last year can be taken forward to inform increased drought resilience in the sector.

Dr Francois Edwards, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

The ecology of drought in rivers

The presentation will delve into the ecological impacts, resilience and recovery of rivers subject to drought.

There is no charge to attend this meeting and both BHS members and non-members are welcome. No registration is required.

Enquiries: Victoria Crellin (01372) 756813, victoria.crellin@atkinsglobal.com

The changing nature of water management

28 February 2018
Location: Peterborough
Event organiser: UK Irrigation Association
Event type: UKIA Spring Conference
Registration: Register online

The UKIA Irrigation Association is holding its 2018 Spring Conference in Peterborough (see attached flyer). The theme is ‘The changing nature of water management – How do irrigators engage with change?’ The Special Guest Speaker (Dr Wiehann Steyn) will be discussing the current severe drought in South Africa and implications for agriculture and UK imports.

Further information is available on the registration page.

Conference brochure (pdf) from UKIA website.