Wetland Management Course – NOW FULL

Parklands. Aerial view of the Parklands in the Olympic Park. Taken on 21 Jun 11 by Anthony Charlton.

Parklands. Aerial view of the Parklands in the Olympic Park. Taken on 21 Jun 11 by Anthony Charlton.

We are hosting a two-day Practical Wetland, River & Sediment Management Course at our Croxton Park Nursery, near Thetford in Norfolk, 7-8 July 2015 supported by frog environmental and cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd.

The event will include presentations from major wetland and river enhancement project managers, including Ian Morrissey of Atkins on ‘Developing the Olympic Park Wetlands’, as well as the results of academic research, nursery tour and practical demonstrations.

The cost of the course is £75 for one day, £125 for two (+VAT). Lunch included. A three course evening meal with drinks (£30) & accommodation can be arranged at an extra cost.

Deadline for responses – 21 June NOW FULL – email lyndsey@wedig.media to go on reserve list.

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Day One 7th July River and Wetland Management – 9.00 – 17.30

Dr Ian Dodkins, SEACAMS at Swansea University – The Function and Design of Floating Treatment Wetlands

Albert Sorolla, Naturalea & David Holland, Salix – Cleanleach Wetland Treatment Project

David Naismith, Wildfowl and Wetland Trust – A Practical Application of Treatment Wetlands

David Mooney, London Wildlife Trust – Woodberry Wetland Restoration, an Urban Nature Reserve

Richard Haine, frog environmental – BioHaven Floating Wetlands

Nursery Tour, River & Wetland Management Products and Demonstrations

Emily Long, Norfolk Rivers Trust – Restoring Natural Process to Enhance and Restore Norfolk’s Chalk Streams

Dr Hamish Moir, cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd – The Use of Woody Debris in River Restoration

Dr Ruth Callaway , SEACAMS at Swansea University – Invertebrate & Vegetation Colonisation of Rock Rolls and Mattresses in the Freshwater & Marine Environment Study Results

Day Two 8th July – Managing Sediments in a Catchment 9.00 – 16.10

Ian Morrissey of Atkins – Developing the Olympic Park Wetlands

Dr Volker Seidel, Oekon – The Use of Xylit. An Innovative Waste Fibre in Erosion Control and Water Quality

David Holland, Salix – River Bank Stabilisation Techniques

Richard Edwards, Salix – Establishing Vegetation on Poor Soils and Slopes with HydraCX

Richard Haine & Leela O’Dea, frog environmental – Clearflow : No Silt. An Accelerated Sediment Removal Technology

Clearflow Sediment Management and Erosion Control Product Demonstrations

Dr Hamish Moir, cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd – Sustainable Urban Drainage at East Tullos Burn

Leela O’Dea, frog environmental – BioClear Ponds. An Innovative and Integrated SuDS Approach

Speaker Biographies

David Naismith, Consultant, WWT Consulting –The Practical Application of Treatment Wetlands – David is responsible for the design and management of sustainable drainage systems, constructed wetland treatment systems for agricultural, domestic and industrial effluent; wetland habitat restoration, creation and management for conservation and livelihood generation purposes; hydrological modelling of wetland interaction with groundwater systems; and water quality assessments. David is also involved in the masterplanning of visitor centre projects, interpretation and educational content and visitor experience elements in the UK and internationally.

Dr Ian Dodkins, SEACAMS at Swansea University – The Function and Design of Floating Treatment Wetlands – Dr Ian Dodkins works within the Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors in Wales (SEACAMS) team, helping to develop small and medium sized enterprises with R&D relating to Catchment Processes. Current projects include river restoration, aquaculture, wetland treatment, biochar and cleaning plastic pollution from the sea. His main specialism is aquatic macrophyte ecology (rivers and lakes) with experience in hydromorphology and hydrology. He previously worked extensively on developing macrophyte monitoring methods for both Ireland and Portugal within the Water Framework Directive and has over 15 years experience in ecological research.

Albert Sorolla, Technical Director, Naturalea – Cleanleach Wetland Treatment Project – Albert Sorolla was appointed Technical Director for Naturalea in Spain 1996. He specialises in soil bioengineering techniques, landscape restoration, river restoration, creation of wetlands, construction of natural treatment systems, re-vegetation of ponds and lakes, slope stabilisation and treatment, environmental restoration of degradable areas, trail and road restoration. Naturalea, Buresinnova and Salix have collarated with the IRTA Research Institute in Cabrils to develop the Cleanleach wastewater treatment system.

Emily Long, Project Officer, Norfolk Rivers Trust – Restoring natural process to enhance and restore Norfolk’s chalk streams – Emily Long, BSc, MSc is an aquatic ecologist who has worked for both the private and public sector, most recently coming from the Environment Agency in Sussex where she was a Fisheries & Biodiversity Technical Officer. She has worked on a range of river restoration and fish passage easement projects delivering catchment scale improvements and is currently on the River Nar and 9 Chalk Rivers Project.

David Mooney, Regional Development Manager – East London, London Wildlife Trust – David Mooney (Environmental Science BSc, Environmental Policy MSc), has been working for London Wildlife Trust for eight years, and worked on the Biodiversity Action Plan for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. He is currently LWT project lead for Europe’s largest urban wetland restoration project at Walthamstow, as well as creating a new nature reserve in East London – Woodberry Wetlands – on the site of the East Reservoir.

Dr Hamish Moir, Managing Director, cbec eco-engineering – The use of woody debris in river restoration and Sustainable Urban Drainage at East Tullos Burn – Dr Hamish Moir PhD has over 20 years of experience working in the water resource industry in the UK and the US, particularly in the areas of salmonid physical habitat characterisation, catchment management and river restoration. He has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, in-stream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities. Dr Moir has been active in promoting more sustainable approaches to river restoration, including co-authoring a high profile paper on the new concept of ‘process-based restoration’. He has also been project manager on many consultancy projects involving river restoration, river management and fisheries, balancing the requirements of sustainable flood management and improved ecological function under EU legislation (Floods Directive, Water Framework Directive and Habitats Directive).

Ian Morrissey, Principal Environmental Scientist, Atkins– Developing the Olympic Park Wetlands – Ian Morrissey has over 15 years’ experience in the field of hydroecology and wetland/river habitat design. He has worked on, and managed, a number of catchment scale river restoration projects including the River Wensum Restoration Strategy. Ian has taken this full life-cycle project through feasibility, detailed design, implementation and post-scheme appraisal. It has been nationally recognised as the winner of the inaugural England Riverprize 2014. Ian’s role as the ecological specialist in the Atkins River Edges Engineering Team saw him design the river edge, wetland, pond and wet woodland features in the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Dr Volker Seidel, Managing Director Oekon Vegetationstechnik – The Use of an Innovative Waste Fibre and Applications in Erosion Control Dr. Volker Seidel has been the Managing Director since the formation of the company in 1995. He specializes in soil bioengineering techniques, especially river and lake restoration. The development of new products in the last years has concentrated on Rock Mattresses, floating elements and the use of the “new” fiber “Xylit”. He is President of ESWEG and has worked in close cooperation with Salix for the last 10 years.

Dr Ruth Callaway SEACAMS at Swansea University – Invertebrate and Vegetation Colonisation of Rock Rolls and Mattresses in the Freshwater and Marine Environment Study Results – Ruth is an applied marine ecologist, expert in Benthic Ecosystems studying benthic infauna and epifauna, marine ecology, biodiversity, statistical analyses of benthic communities. She carries out her research as member of the SEACAMS group, a group which aims to design strategic development projects to integrate research and business opportunities around the coast of Wales.

Leela O’Dea, Technical Director, frog environmental – Clearflow: No Silt. An Accelerated Sediment Removal Technology and BioClear Ponds. An Innovative and Integrated SuDS Approach – Leela O’Dea CEnv, C.WEM, MCIEWM MSc is a Chartered Water and Environment Manager and Chartered Environmentalist and has worked as a freshwater aquatic ecologist since 2000. Leela’s career has seen her in management roles supporting multi-disciplinary technical teams as well as a consultant, providing expert technical advice. Leela has worked with a broad spectrum of clients across different sectors from regeneration and property development projects through to habitat creation schemes and implementing Environmental Management Systems. Since co-founding frog environmental, Leela has been working with GIS specialists in developing bespoke mobile data collection techniques for frog environmental and developing relationships across the world in search of new innovations that can help clean our water.

Richard Haine, Director, frog environmental – BioHaven Floating Wetlands and Clearflow: No Silt. An Accelerated Sediment Removal Technology – Richard Haine CEnv, C.WEM, MCIEWM MSc is a founding partner of frog environmental, a Chartered Manager of Water & Environment and has been working in aquatic environments since 2005. As well as being a water quality expert, Richard oversees business development and programme delivery of BioHaven® Floating Wetland projects across the EU. Richard has been a key advisor on many river restoration projects, including the regeneration of the Bow Back Rivers, which formed a focal point for the Olympic Park in London. As a qualified CEEQUAL assessor, he works with clients to improve the sustainability of projects through their design, construction and long-term operation.

David Holland, Technical Director, Salix – River bank stabilisation – David Holland MCIEEM, MCIWEM, C.Env, C.WEM, FRGS is a leading practitioner of soil bioengineering techniques in the UK having worked on over 400 river projects in the UK and Europe. With experience of all river types including inter-tidal, lowland, chalk and upland environments, David has extensive experience of erosion processes and habitat restoration using soil bioengineering solutions. David was the co-author of the Environment Agency`s Manual on erosion control using bioengineering techniques in inter-tidal rivers, Estuary Edges: Ecological Guidance Manual, and has been a major contributor to riverbank erosion guidance manuals for the Environment Agency. He has also contributed five projects to the European Restore River Wiki network and two projects to the River Restoration Centre`s Manual of Techniques best practice guidelines.

Richard Edwards, Business Development Manager, Salix – Establishing vegetation on poor soils and slopes with HydraCX – Richard Edwards has worked for Salix since 2005 helping to provide sustainable solutions to the challenges found in soil and riverbank erosion and restoration projects. Richard began his career in landscape construction and then completed a degree in Landscape Architecture in 1994. Since then, he has worked within the environmental construction industry, joining Salix one year after they formed in 2004.

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