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'Conservation and Sustainability: Balancing Water Resources; Principles of Sustainable Development'

A new National Water Resource Strategy is currently under development by the Environment Agency for publication in 2008. This lecture will explore the state of our resources, the challenges anticipated over the planning period and the strategic principles which will need to underpin such a long term strategy.


Trevor Bishop is Head of Water Resource Management for the Environment Agency. Trevor's national responsibilities include Strategic Water Resource Planning, Demand Management, Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Hydrometry. Trevor has also recently taken up the role within the Agency as Project Executive for River Basin District Plans under the Water Framework Directive. Prior to his current role Trevor was Head of Regulation and Asset Performance at Mid Kent Water having previously worked for Southern Water Services. Before joining the Water Industry Trevor worked as an environmental consultant and a geologist in the oil industry.
His lecture will cover the following themes:
A new National Water Resource Strategy is currently under development by the Environment Agency for publication in 2008. The strategy will set the agenda for water resources across England and Wales with a planning horizon out to 2050. This lecture will explore the state of our resources, the challenges anticipated over the planning period and the strategic principles which will need to underpin such a long term strategy.
Progress to date has started to polarise some of the key challenges faced by the proper use of water resources under an overarching agenda of sustainable development. The demand for water is set to grow, both as a function of demographics but more significantly due to rising per capita consumption. Not only is our use of water one of the highest in Europe but whilst per capita consumption across Europe is set to reduce still further, ours is forecast to continue its upwards rise. Other key challenges include defining future levels of abstraction, consistent with the principles of sustainable development against a backdrop of new environmental imperatives and climate change. Wider issues to also be covered will include the future role of the water sector within the carbon agenda and the mix of demand management and new resources to meet future challenges.


Speaker(s):

Trevor Bishop | talks

 

Date and Time:

23 February 2007 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PD
020 7679 1069
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/environment/
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Organised by:

Ecology and Conservation Studies Society
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Free

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For any queries, please contact e-mail: wright@britishlibrary.net; tel: 020 7485 7903,
or contact e-mail: h.atkinson@bbk.ac.uk ; tel: 020 7679 1069

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