Join us for an insightful and engaging event focused on one of our most essential, valuable and topical elements: water.
We are delighted to announce the participation of South West Water, who have accepted our invitation to start an ongoing, deepening conversation about the local water catchment, with our partners, ambassadors and other key stakeholders. We will also be welcoming the Environment Agency and West Country Rivers Trust.
CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Our aim for this year’s summer event is to start an open and comprehensive conversation surrounding various aspects of water, including quality, resources, resilience, and future planning.
By creating the opportunity for discussion and learning, we want to promote a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced not only by South West Water (SWW) but also by other key stakeholders.
Likewise, we aim to facilitate an exchange of ideas and insights enabling SWW to better comprehend your concerns and challenges for local communities, thereby paving the way for improved collaboration.
Play a part in this important discussion and come along to our half-day event of key presentations, Q&A, and a group session.
East Devon AONB Partnership July Event
Water: resources, resilience, and future planning.
Date: Thursday 6 July 2023 Time: 09:00 – 14:00 Location: East Budleigh Village Hall
A welcome from East Devon AONB, with an introduction to the day, how you can contribute and our hopes for ongoing collaborative efforts in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
SWW, Westcountry Rivers Trust and the Catchment Partnership to give short presentations covering key areas, including water resources, wastewater, nature-based solutions, citizen science and our local catchment partnership.
Questions & Answers
Attendees will be invited to ask questions at the end of each segment.
Following a morning coffee break, SWW will facilitate a group session to help create a picture of local challenges and opportunities.
Lower Otter Restoration Project
We’ll be hosting the event at East Budleigh Village Hall, a venue close to the nature recovery site at the Lower Otter. View the location on a map here.
We recommend any attendees that haven’t yet seen the site, to take a visit, after the event to see the scale of the project and the changes so far.
Transport & Parking
Parking is limited at the venue, so please car share if you can!
There is also another car park a five minute walk away at Hayes Lane. View map here.
|09:00||Arrival – Registration, refreshments|
|09:25||Welcome – Chris Woodruff, East Devon AONB|
|09:30||Presentations from SWW; Catchment level water resources (Nick Paling), Catchment level wastewater (Vicky Garner), Nature based solutions (Jacob Beale, David Smith)|
|11:00||Westcountry Rivers Trust, Citizen Science (Nicola Rogers)|
|11:10||Environment Agency, Catchment Partnership (Alex Swan)|
|13:15||A Review of Community Priorities|
We hope you are able to come along and enjoy an informal event, contributing to the conversation, learning from our speakers and making connections with others.
Complete the form (right, or here) to register your places.
Places are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register to confirm your attendance ASAP and avoid disappointment.
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Nature's High Fliers - Pebblebed Heaths
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