Call for abstracts: Loddon Showcase 2018

We are hosting the Loddon Showcase 2018 on 25 September from 12:30 to 4:00pm. This is an opportunity to present and learn about work related to the Loddon Observatory and Loddon catchment, and to network with stakeholders and UoR staff and students.

  • 12:30-14:30: Networking and poster lunch. Poster abstracts invited.
  • 14:30-15:00: 3-5min ‘madness’ presentations. Abstracts invited.
  • 15:00-16:00: Oral presentations. Abstracts invited.

Eventbrite - Loddon Showcase

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Anne Verhoef (Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading), on monitoring and prediction of pasture quality and productivity from satellites, a project undertaken at the University’s Shinfield Farm.
  • Jessica Ponting (Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading), on her PhD project investigating the fate of potentially toxic elements in periodically flooded soils at the Loddon Floodplain Platform.
  • Alister Leggatt (Affinity Water) and Amanda Ingham (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) on their Payment for Ecosystem Services project, developed to incentivise farmers as producers of clean water in catchment at risk of diffuse pollution upstream of drinking water pumping stations.

Benefits of Nature: Natural Capital and ecosystem services explained

We all benefit from Nature, whether we are aware of it or not.  The following short films were produced by the University of Reading in collaboration with our Partners to explain the benefits and trade-offs we get from our use of the natural environment.  Here, we aim to demystify the terms Natural Capital and provisioning, regulating and cultural services to help more people engage with the current of use of these term in environmental management.

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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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