A seminar exploring the pressures on water resources in the East of England in the context of the Climate Emergency and possible solutions

29th April 2020, 9.30am – 3.45pm     The Fleet Community Centre, Fletton, Peterborough

This free, all day event will focus on water resources in the East of England in the context of the climate emergency – what this means for our region, possible solutions and how we can work together.

Our keynote speaker is former musician and rock star chalk stream campaigner Feargal Sharkey OBE. Other speakers include representatives from Water Resources East, PlantlifeUK, and the Middle Level Commissioners. 

If you would like further details or if you want to register to attend please get in touch with Tracey Hipson, CPRE East of England, office@cprecambs.org.uk, 01480 396698.

Progamme for the day:

09:30am – 10.00am: Arrival, registration and coffee/tea

10.00am – 10.15am: Welcome and outline/aims of day:  Michael Monk, Chairman, CPRE East of England

10.15am – 10:45am:  Keynote speaker, Feargal Sharkey, chalk streams campaigner and Angling Trust ambassador

10:45am – 11.10am: CPRE and the Climate Emergency – Tom Fyans, CPRE Director of Campaigns and Policy

11.10am – 11.25am: Refreshment Break

11.25am – 11.50am: Robin Price, Interim Managing Director of Water Resources East –“Sustainable water supplies”.

11.50am -12.20pm: Tim Pankhurst, PlantlifeUK, Conservation Manager, East of England –  “Water scarcity and its impact on plant diversity in East Anglian wetlands”. 

12.20pm – 12.45pm: David Thomas, Chief Executive Middle Level Commissioners – “The Great Fen (currently trialling ‘wet farming’ in the UKs driest region)”.

12:45pm – 1.35pm:  Lunch

1.35pm – 2pm: Derek Stork, Hon. Chairman, Group Against Reservoir Development (GARD)

2pm – 2.30pm: Flood expert/EA  

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A.

3.30pm – 3.45pm: Summing up, further actions, where we go from here, final questions: Michael Monk