SWSDG Spring Meeting - Soil Erosion

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Event venue: 
Plymouth University, Portland Square Building, Devonport Lecture Theatre, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
Event description: 

Above image attribution: Cranfield University, Parrott Catchment, Somerset

South West Soils Discussion Group Spring Meeting - Soil Erosion

The challenges of soil erosion are experienced throughout the South West of England, but we are not unique in these challenges. The aim of this meeting is to explore and discuss:

  • Why soils erode
  • How to keep our soils on the fields
  • How to repair soil damage
  • The future of soil management in the South West and beyond

This event offers the opportunity to find out from regulators, advisors and academics what the issues are and current thinking on best practices for soil erosion management.

The purpose of the event is to bring people together to discuss the impacts of soil erosion and its mitigation from different perspectives.

Confirmed speakers at the event include: 

  • Dr Richard Smith - Environment Agency
  • Dr Bob Evans - Anglia Ruskin University
  • Professor Will Blake - University of Plymouth 
  • Dr Laurence Couldrick - Westcountry Rivers Trust
  • Dr Claire Kelly - University of Plymouth
  • Dr Kate Smith (ADAS)

Collectively covering soil erosion topics from Devon and Cornwall through Latin America and Africa!

We are planning the day to include time for debate and discussion and hope to engage farmers, land managers, advisors, and academics

5 CPD points have been awarded by BASIS: 1 Crop Protection / 3 Environment / 1 Personal Development 

Directions: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/about-us/visit/getting-here

Cost - includes lunch and refreshments:

£10 for Members 

£15 for Student NON-Members

£15 for RGS Members

£30 for Non-Members

Important: All attendees must register in advance as we need to have accurate numbers for catering and seating.

Online Registration is not available.    

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS MEETING, PLEASE EMAIL  l.k.deeks@cranfield.ac.uk  or Tel: 07905 522321