CIWEM Annual Conference,2011

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In April 2011, CIWEM held a two-day Annual Conference that addressed multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector and also focused on the issue of the “Big Society” the governments programme and the implications for the environment sector.

Conference outputs can be accessed here:

Papers covered:

The issues, challenges and opportunities arising from the Big Society

  • The “business” response to these challenges
  • Austerity and Third sector opportunities
  • Delivering sustainability and environment in this context
  • The changing agenda under coalition policies and governance – climate change – infrastructure
  • Mechanisms and case studies – innovation – doing more with less
  • Integrated solutions: catchment scales across the water and environment sector
  • What are the implications for flood risk management, water resources and water quality, and ecosystems?
  • Partnership working and partnership funding – delivering more for less and understanding the costs
  • Local authorities’ lead role in flood risk management and shared responsibility for flood risk


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