BSG training and networking events
Upcoming and recent events
Large wood in rivers
The next event covers large wood in rivers by Professor Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva and Janbert Aanink from the University of Lausanne. More information here.
In May 2022 the Committee for Professional Geomorphologists ran a virtual conference with a range of speakers, and an in-person meet up in the Evenlode catchment, Oxfordshire. Here’s a summary.
We need to plan to manage runoff and sediment in our catchments at ambitious scales. Understanding and managing connectivity of natural physical processes across our landscapes is central to this. We need to start with soil health and manage the linkages between the field and the river, and the river and the floodplain all the way to the coast. We need think ‘bigger, better, more and joined up’ for natural physical processes. Geomorphologists can help us to consider these processes and how best to work with nature to achieve multiple benefits.
The British Society for Geomorphology Committee for Professional Geomorphology led a successful multi-sectoral, two-stage CPD event for practitioners around the theme of connectivity in May: ‘Understanding and managing connectivity’. First, over 70 geomorphologists attended a virtual event, with presentations from Jo Shanahan (EA geomorphology national team), Ivan de Klee (from the Knepp estate) and academics Profs. John Boardman and Ian Foster – plus several ‘lightning talks’ from practitioners and postgraduates. Next, over 40 geomorphologists met at FarmED in Oxfordshire for two days of site visits to the River Dorn and Charlbury Weir to explore issues and approaches to managing lateral and longitudinal connectivity. The event generated lively discussion and the opportunity to share ambitious best practice between academics, consultants, charities and trusts, and the regulatory sector.
A recording of the webinar virtual event can be found here.
Jo Shanahan (Environment Agency)