Loddon Showcase: Work from Class of 2015 for Class of 2016

We are hosting a poster networking even on the 5 October 2016 for outgoing Loddon students (Class of 2015) to share their learning with incoming students (Class of 2016).  Posters will be displayed from Loddon Catchment Consultancy and Dissertation Projects.

Location: Sorby Room, Wager Building

Time: 13:30-16:00

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.  All welcome.

Catchment Based Natural Flood Risk Management Workshop

Date: 16 September 2016, 10:00-13:00

Location: 101 Hopkins Building, University of Reading

Organised by: Loddon Basin Flood Action Group, Loddon Catchment Partnership, University of Reading, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Thanks to all who attended.  Some photos from the workshop.  Report in progress and to be published soon.

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Loddon Observatory Showcase 2016

Date: 22nd July 2016, 15:00-17:00

Location: Sorby Room, Wager Building, University of Reading

Organised by: Joanna Clark, University of Reading.  Funded by University of Reading Faculty Teaching & Learning Fund.

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the poster networking event to showcase student work from 2015-16.  Posters presented below.

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Farming, Woodlands & Water

Date: 19 April 2016, 11-14:00:00

Location: School of Agriculture, University of Reading

Purpose: Loddon Woodlands Demonstration Project to support farmers, food production and water management

BASIS accredited 3 CPD points

Background

Agriculture is an important part of the UK economy supporting national food security. Land used for food production can also deliver other benefits for people, like improved drinking water quality and flood protection, when managed in an appropriate way.

There has been a lot of talk recently about how targeted woodland planting could help improve water quality and reduce flood risk by reducing diffuse pollution and surface runoff. Despite growing interest, progress is hampered by a lack of case-study examples where measurements have been made to demonstrate the effectiveness of woodland measures in lowland areas of southeast England.  As we all know, the countryside is not the same across the UK, and what works in one area might not work in another because of differences in farming systems, soils, slopes and weather conditions.

Real data is needed to provide reliable evidence to help farmers make decisions about Read more