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Policy application of science - Science for Defra presentation

Professor David Fowler FRS CBE of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology gave a keynote presentation to the Science for Defra conference at the Royal Society, London in March 2017. Prof Fowler spoke about the policy application of science, particularly in relation to air quality policy and environmental quality.

View the slides from his presentation below:

Providing practical support for catchment management

Professor Bridget Emmett from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is the project lead for the Catchment Management Modelling Platform (CaMMP) which was launched on 9 March 2017 at an event hosted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in London. Through a web-based platform the CaMMP project aims to improve access to and integration between data and models that help address key questions in catchment management for water quality and wider ecosystem services.

Lifetime achievement award for Sarah and Mike

Professors Sarah Wanless and Mike Harris of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology were the hugely popular recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's International Seabird Group Conference.

High impact weather in a changing climate

CEH scientists who work on issues including air quality, drought, intense rainfall and climate change were among those at a three-day conference focusing on strategic issues relating to High Impact Weather and Climate. The event, organised by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), took place from 6-8 July 2016.

The white coat and the welly boot - celebrating new guide to Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators

We hosted an event in London this week to celebrate and consider the publication of Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators, the new, free practical guide for conserving insect pollinators published by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Wildllife Farming Company.

Representatives from a wide variety of land management and farming organisations attended, including the National Farmers' Union, Agrii, Buglife, the Wildlife Trusts, Farmers' Weekly, Atkins and Defra.

Presentation on Flooding: a hydrologist's perspective

Presentation to the Biodiversity All-Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster

Professor Alan Jenkins of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) presented to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity on March 1st 2016. Prof Jenkins was one of a panel of speakers invited to talk at a meeting on "Natural Flood Defences: what works, who pays and can biodiversity benefit too?" You can view slides from his presentation below:

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