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ISSUES SEMINAR 3: "Future and Uncertainties”

A transdisciplinary seminar on 

Sustaining Urban Ecosystem Services

 

BGS, Keyworth, Nottingham. Monday November 3rd 2008

 

Time

Item, topic and speaker(s)

10:15

 

Coffee and registration

10:45

 

Introduction to the day: Kate Royse (BGS), Lian Scholes (Middlesex) and Rebecca Wade (Abertay)

11:00

Introduction to morning session and speakers:

The impact of climate change and extreme environmental drivers on urban ecosystem services

 

11:05

 

Morning Keynote: Jim Harris, and Gavin Wood. Cranfield University.

Delivering ecosystem services in urban areas in a changing climate.(not available)

 

11:35

Andrew Hughes (BGS)

Understanding and simulation of groundwater flooding: An urban perspective.

11:55

 

Interactions between the natural and built environment; geomorphology, stormwater management and biodiversity 

12.00

 

Janet Jackson, University of Northampton.

Communicating ecological values in development and planning: developing trans-disciplinarily skills

 

12:20

 

Lian Scholes, Middlesex University;  

Development and application of a systematic approach for prioritising the risk of failure of stormwater control strategies

12:40

 

Conclusion from morning session and questions, thanks to speakers

12:50

 

 

LUNCH and tours of BGS’s state-of-the art visualisation suite

 

14:10

Afternoon keynote: Jenny Keating. DEFRA.

'National Ecosystem Assessment - progress so far'

14:30

 

Introduction to afternoon session:

Managing urban water-bodies in the face of uncertainty

14:35

 

Chris Jefferies, University of Abertay Dundee

Urban Water Planning

14:55

 

Tea and Coffee

15:30

 

Future Management for Urban Ecosystem services

 

15.35

 

Laurence Tricker; The Kent Thameside Green Grid; challenges today and tomorrow

(not available)

15:55

Eoghan Daly, Collingwood Environmental Planning. “Using Ecosystem Services for Green Grid planning in Kent Thameside”

16:15

 

Conclusion from afternoon session and questions

16:30

 

Final remarks,  final questions, thanks, close

 

DISPERSE

 

ISSUES is jointly coordinated by Dr Lian Scholes (Middlesex University) and Dr. Rebecca Wade (University of Abertay Dundee)
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