Monday, April 28, 2014

Course - Environmental Responsibilities of Land Drainage Authorities

The course Environmental Responsibilities of Land Drainage Authorities will take place on April 30, 2014 in Doncaster, UK. This course will provide an overview of this legislation and policy, including the legal duties relating to conservation and biodiversity, protected species, non-native species, the Water Framework Directive and government policy requirements.

Overview

There is a wide range of environmental legislation and policy that applies to drainage bodies when carrying out their functions. This course will provide an overview of this legislation and policy, including the legal duties relating to conservation and biodiversity, protected species, non-native species, the Water Framework Directive and government policy requirements.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at those working in the land drainage/flood risk management sector that require an understanding of the environmental legislation and policies that apply to them, and how these may impact upon their activities. This includes the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards and local authorities.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have an understanding of the environmental legislation and policies that apply to them and be able to plan and undertake their work to ensure compliance with this legislation and policy.

Topics covered

Nature conservation and biodiversity legal duties
Protected species legislation, survey and mitigation
Other legislation (waste, EIA, archaeology, non-native species etc.)
Government policy requirements
Water Level Management Plans
Biodiversity Action Plan

A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided together with a bibliography of the key references and guidance for consideration of environmental issues. The presenter is Rachael Brady BSc MSc PGCert MIEEM. The cost for this one day course is £275.00.

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