The agriculture water interface: Current topics

1 November 2018 09:00-16:00, London, United Kingdom

Royal Society of Chemistry
Agriculture Sector and Water Science Forum Joint Meeting
Thursday 1st November 2018 Library and Council Rooms, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1J 0BA

This one day meeting has three distinct themes covering the Industry Perspective, Regulatory Issues and the Monitoring and Fate of Pollutants.

This event brings together leading academics, regulators and industry experts to discuss current issues on how water quality and quantity is impacted by agricultural activities.

The meeting will be of interest to those involved in the following sectors:
  • Agriculture and land management
  • Water industry personnel
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and users of plant protection products
  • Research organisations
  • Academia and early career researchers
  • Analytical equipment and service providers
  • Water engineers and environmental consultants
  • Regulators – EA, NRW, SEPA, NIEA, DWI
  • Regulatory affairs and compliance
  • Non-Governmental Organisations – Rivers and Wildlife Trusts
9.00-9.20 am Registration and coffee
9.20-9.30 am Opening and welcome to meeting
Session 1: INDUSTRY perspective (Chair: Murray Smedley, Barkwith Associates Limited)
9.30-10.00 am - Practitioner view from the farming perspective (Steve Cann, Sustainable Futures)
10.00-10.30 am - Stewardship approaches for water protection (Dr Alison Hall, Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd.)
10.30-11.00 am - Caring for Water: The importance of water to Nestle’s business and how they deliver their water conservation programme (Andrew Griffiths, Head of Sustainability at Nestle UK)
11.00-11.15 am Discussion of session 1
11.15-11.45 am Coffee break
Session 2: REGULATORY perspective (Chair: Richard Maycock, Corteva, European Regulation)
11.45-12.15 pm - Importance of pesticide legislation to water quality in agriculture (Dr Robin Blake, Compliance Services International)
12.15-12.45 pm - Achieving 100% compliance for metaldehyde – is treatment the answer? (Dr Robin Price, Anglian Water Services Limited)
12.45-1.00 pm Discussion of session 2
1.00-1.45 pm Lunch break
Session 3: MONITORING & FATE OF POLLUTANTS (Chair: Graham Mills, University of Portsmouth)
1.45-2.15 pm - The agriculture - water quality interface: mitigating the multiple unintended consequences (Professor Adie Collins, Rothamsted Research, North Wyke)
2.15-2.45 pm - Using data and evidence to support the Upstream Thinking payments for ecosystem services initiative (Dr Nick Paling, Westcountry Rivers Trust)
2.45-3.15 pm - Learning from experience of pesticide monitoring in UK groundwater (Professor Fred Worrall, Durham University)
3.15-3.45 pm - Monitoring and mitigating pesticides in water: a collaborative approach: Why, what and how? (Dr Joanna Clint, Thames Water)
3.45-4.00 pm Discussion of session 3

4.00 pm Meeting close
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Library, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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Water Science Forum

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