Confluence 2021- open for registration

Don’t miss our exciting annual Confluence to showcase the many outputs from our projects. This year we will be running a series of four virtual events during the week starting with the main plenary on Tuesday 8 June. Our theme is ‘Working together to improve resilience across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Book your place … Read more

Confluence 2020 – open for registration

Join us for Confluence 2020, which will be delivered through two webinars and a series of video project updates this year. We invite all partners, academics, stakeholders and those with an interest in catchment management to join us. The two themed webinars will each cover several iCASP and iCASP-partner projects, including the links between them … Read more

Confluence 2020

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Confluence event we had planned for Friday 26 June will no longer be going ahead as a face to face meeting. Instead there will be series of webinars and video updates of projects. We are currently finalising the details. If you would like to be kept notified, please … Read more

Confluence 2020 – have your say

Confluence 2020 will take place on Friday 26 June at Nexus, University of Leeds – so please, save the date! We want to involve partners and stakeholders in shaping the agenda so are keen to understand your views on what we can most usefully schedule into the agenda and cover throughout the day. We anticipate … Read more

Let’s talk nitrogen pollution

Photo credit: Andrew Walker, Yorkshire Water

An iCASP workshop aims to kick start an integrated catchment approach to reducing nitrogen pollution from farming. But as most excess nitrogen comes from agricultural activities, improvements will only happen if enough farmers get on board, so a quick  Have Your say questionnaire is available for farmers to influence the workshop even if they can’t come along. (Please feel free to forward this item if you know a farmer willing to share their experience)

High volumes of nitrogen in the water or in the air are harmful to human health, but most efforts to reduce them focus on a single impact or activity such as slurry spreading. An iCASP project, if designed well with input from farmers, researchers, Defra teams and regulators, could bring about a new approach with benefits for farm businesses and the environment.

An agenda and directions to the venue can be downloaded from the links below.

Nitrogen Workshop Final Agenda

Kings Manor Info

 

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Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming

The iCASP Public Goods Project has produced some resources which will be showcased at the Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming today (Nov 15th 2018). The one day conference hosted by the Yorkshire Food farming and Rural Network is expecting Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to attend as keynote speaker. The National Farmers’ Union, one … Read more

UKCP18 Regional Forum

The UKCP18 Regional User Forum will use the release of the updated UK Climate Projections 18 as an opportunity to bring together different sectors of the regional economy to ensure that the latest knowledge is embedded in catchment management decisions. The afternoon event in Leeds on March 8th 2019 will be designed for organisations who need to use UK climate projections for resilience planning and long-term business strategies.

IF INTERESTED, Quick email to:  icasp@leeds.ac.uk

 

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iCASP Confluence 2018

A clutch of project ideas and some very useful feedback have come out of the iCASP Confluence 2018.  About eighty delegates from partner organisations and partner universities attended to catch up on project progress, network and share experiences so far.

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Understanding the methods to Value Ecosystem Services

Photo credit: Jenny Sharman

This workshop, part of the iCASP Confluence 2018, introduced some basic principles and methods for valuing ecosystem services. It used the example of one of the on-going iCASP projects, which focuses on how to estimate the benefits of peatland restoration.

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FAS Workshop

Flood Alleviation Schemes This workshop led by Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager at City of York Council, was an opportunity for anyone involved in, or affected by, a flood alleviation scheme in Yorkshire to share ideas, problems and advice. It was also a way to get an overview of what’s going on and where. The … Read more