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[CONFERENCE] 2015 Humber Conference
25 November 2015 f, Hull, United Kingdom
RISC-KIT will feature during the 2015 Humber Conference in a presentation given by Sue Manson of the Environment Agency on behalf on behalf of Iris Moller and Tom Spencer (UCAM-CCRU), "The importance of saltmarsh to the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy".
The Humber Estuary with its ports, factories, high grade farmland and centres of population is of vital importance for the UK’s Economy. It is also of outstanding value for wildlife - birds, seals, fish and the various habitats that support them. The wildlife and its habitat receives protection under UK and European legislation. The challenge is to gain economic growth while at the same time protecting and enhancing the environment.
The theme of this year's conference is "The Humber's Natural Capital". Natural Capital is the essential green infrastructure that sustains life on earth and provides multiple services to Society, often at little or no cost. Natural Capital is a critical part of the Humber’s Growth agenda, in the natural flood defence that it provides, in the enhanced asset value of waterfront shops, homes and offices, in the development of the region’s tourist industry, in the protection of the Humber shipping lanes, in the carbon capture and storage system of our estuarine muds, in the Humber’s recreational and commercial fishing industry and for the health benefits of clean air and active recreation to name just a few of those ecosystem services to Society. Delegates attending the conference will hear from speakers from a range of organisations on the importance of the Humber's Natural Capital.
The full agenda can be seen by visiting the official conference webpage.
Places are limited, so early booking is advised.
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