CSGN Forum 2020

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Location John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh
Date Wednesday 17 June 2020

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Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2020


Location Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow
Date 30 – 31 January

Building on the success of the 2019 conference which looked at the achievements of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act, the 2020 conference will focus on sharing experience and lessons learned in relation to implementing FRM.

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The future for environmental standards in the UK and implementing the Office for Environmental Protection

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Location London
Date Thursday 6 February 2020

The conference is timed to discuss the full Environment Bill following its expected re-introduction to the next parliament, and will be an opportunity to consider its aims, including to:

  • establish long-term environmental governance and accountability
  • improve air and water quality
  • restore and enhance nature and green spaces
  • develop a more sustainable resource and waste management system.

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Designing SuDS


Location London
Date 12-13 February

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) make a vital contribution to managing local flood risk and water quality whilst providing opportunities for biodiversity and amenity. Following the Ministerial Statement (Dec 2014), SuDS are expected in all new major developments. Over time knowledge and experience has improved and this training will share the latest good practice in the delivery of high quality multi-benefits SuDS.

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Embedding the natural capital approach in planning and development

Ecosystems Knowledge Network

Location Leeds / London
Date 26 February / 24 March

There is growing evidence of the economic and social value of the multiple benefits delivered by the natural environment in urban and rural areas. This includes:

  • Knowledge of how access to natural outdoor spaces improve health and wellbeing.
  • The connections between environmental quality and local economic development.
  • The role of the natural environment in climate change adaptation and resilience.

Greenspace is also a vital dimension of ‘place-making’; providing a sense of identity, common purpose and belonging to residents and businesses.

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ParkPower Conference 2020: Utilising public open space assets to decarbonise our energy system

greenspace scotland

Location Stirling
Date Wednesday 26 February

This half-day conference is aimed at public sector staff, partners and their contractors to understand the potential of public open spaces for green energy.

The conference is aiming to bring together officers, managers and elected representatives across Scotland working in national and local government, NHS, housing associations, higher education, utilities and others involved in managing land assets.

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