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Beyond the Asset: Catchment system opportunities
February 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Brought to you by CIWEM Tyne & Humber branch and Stantec, this first webinar in a two-part series will explore catchment system opportunities, with the second focusing on solutions.
Catchment investigation is a significant part of developing water and wastewater solutions. The Government has defined over 100 major water catchments in England and has identified a significant shortfall in the catchment spending required to meet policy objectives. Catchment management represents a new way of working.
Historically, water companies have relied on predictable and visible treatment or engineering solutions. This is because delivering these is in their control. But catchment management schemes are more uncertain. They often rely on partnerships, new skills and changing the behaviours of individuals and organisations within water catchments, alongside new ways of predicting and monitoring success.
If adopting catchment management approaches enables a company to meet its legal water quality standards at a reduced cost its customers will benefit from lower bills. The environment also benefits from improvements in sustainability and biodiversity.
Bringing together key practitioners in this field from Northumbrian Water, Promar International and Stantec, we will discuss some of the key challenges in identifying and investigating catchment system opportunities. These include opportunity mapping, working with multiple stakeholders, dealing with fair share concepts and how to evidence the performance of catchment measures.