August 2015

Water with Integrated Local Delivery Conference

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group are holding a conference on 17th September, ‘Water with Integrated Local Delivery’ that will focus on the Catchment Based Approach in practice.

The conference will demonstrate the Water with Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) Project, which is funded by the Environment Agency and meets the goals of the new Catchment Based Approach, treating the catchment as a whole and bringing together farmers and landowners, partner organisations, communities, NGO’s and local government bodies.

Wetland Futures Conference 2015

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) will host the Wetland Futures Conference 2015 in October in Birmingham.  The conference will bring together the diverse range of groups that manage land and sea in the UK, and can often have different objectives.  The conference aims to bring these groups together to find solutions that will save them time and money, as well as meet multiple objectives.


Webinar recording: Aberdeenshire Land Use Pilot

James Davidson (Aberdeenshire Council) and Justin Irvine (James Hutton Institute) introduced the Aberdeenshire Land Use Strategy Pilot project.  James started by presenting the background to the pilot project, which was a regional trial to test the application of the Scottish Land Use Strategy.  Justin then presented the web based interactive tool produced as part of the project, which can be used as an aid to decision making.