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24 November:Environment


Morning: Flood risk, land drainage and the Water Framework Directive Merylyn Hedger, climate change policy manager at the Environment Agency, will begin the session examining climate change, flood risk and water resources. He will be joined by Linda Aucott, head of engineering policy at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who will outline the status of the Water Framework Directive, and Alan Travers, group manager from Buro Happold, who will use a case study to explain the application of best practice in a flood risk and land drainage project for a major development scheme.

Afternoon: The Landfill Directive, contaminated land and construction waste Chaired by Professor Adam Read, head of Waste Management at Hyder Consulting, the session will start with a keynote address on understanding the Landfill Directive and outlining future strategy objectives given by Liz Parkes, head of Waste Regulation at the Environment Agency.

Phil Wilson, aggregates project manager for Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP), will then explain how sustainable waste management can be achieved through resource efficiency.

Other speakers include Martin Peterson, project manager from Golder Associates, and Ian Avery, natural resources branch manager of Hampshire County Council.

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