Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Water & Environment 2011 CIWEM'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Water & Environment 2011

Olympia Conference Centre | London | 6th-7th April 2011
Organised by Bob Earll, CMS

Sponsored by:
Halcrow logo - h180          Hydro Logo Stormwater h170
MWH - 190x55 YSI+Hydrodata logo h187

Exhibitors to date:
Polypipe Logo 100x20 Maltby 120 x 35 MottMac h120

Media Partners:
Environment Analyst logo 100x30 LowCarbonEconomy h120  Earthscan 125x21

Big Society - Future Environment

The current trend toward austerity, whilst at the same time delivering front line services, is a major global challenge. Funding for projects will be more restricted, demanding novel and innovative solutions. We are facing a new financial reality which will focus our efforts towards achieving our aims for sustainability and environmental gains with decreasing funding.
The UK coalition government has launched a "Big Society" programme intended to "take power away from politicians and give it to the people". (Full details on the programme can be found in the page documents side tab). The programme includes giving communities more power, transferring power from central to local government - 'localism', using 'third sector' resources to deliver government programmes and giving wider public access to government data. This programme will create opportunities and challenges for the environment sector and society as a whole.
In April 2011, CIWEM will hold a two-day Annual Conference that will address multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector and will also focus on the issue of the "Big Society" and the implications for the environment sector.
The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environmental community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges. There will be a mix of keynote speakers, offered papers, exhibitions and networking opportunities that will make this the key event for water and environment professionals.
We aim to provide the optimal public benefit by making outputs from the conference freely available on the CIWEM website after the event
Call for Presentations
The call for presentations is now closed and the Programme Committee is currently scoring the abstracts submitted.
A draft programme will be available in November 2010.
New! Keynote speakers confirmed
  • Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries
  • Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser, environmentalist and former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth
  • Dr Mike Clarke, Chief Executive of RSPB
  • John Edmonds, Aldersgate Group Lead on Environmental Skills, Non-Executive Director of Carbon Trust, Former General Secretary of the GMB Trade Union and Chair of the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC)
  • The Rt. Reverend Dr James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool

There are two main 'packages' for the Annual Conference - Full Sponsor and exhibitor packages
For the full list of benefits see the sponsorship terms in the page documents panel.
Previous sponsors have found the event valuable:
'The staff were helpful, the numbers attending and interest our stall generated also positive. I felt it was a useful conference for us to be involved, certainly as a sponsor.'
'We appreciated a very good stand position and the inclusion of the company logo on delegate notes, slides etc.'
'First time exhibiting and very worthwhile'
For more information contact Lauren Goozee
Previous Event
Water & Environment 2010: CIWEM's Annual Conference
This took place on 28th- 29th April 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London.
See the Conference Outputs page for the presentations and delegate notes.

CMOS Congress — Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress 2011

Dear colleagues,

The 45th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) will be held June 5-9, 2011 at the Victoria Conference Centre in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia.
CMOS Congresses encompass all disciplines and topics represented by the CMOS membership, and session proposals representing all such areas are sought. There is traditionally also a Congress theme which provides, as an additional dimension, a focus for certain scientific and plenary sessions. The theme for this Congress will be "Ocean, Atmosphere and the Changing Pacific". The Pacific Ocean contains nearly half or our planet's seawater and covers approximately one third of the earth's surface. Its changes, both natural and human-induced, thus can have a profound influence on the planetary environment and its ecosystems. Because such influences are largely governed by interactions between the many components of the earth system, this theme potentially has a very broad reach.
All scientific and plenary sessions of the Congress will take place from Monday June 6 until Thursday June 9, 2011. In addition, time and venue space have been set aside on Sunday, June 5 for related workshops, business meetings, courses and other Congress-related events (as well as the traditional Icebreaker to be held that evening). Parties interested in making such arrangements may contact Scientific Program Committee member Mike Foreman.
To propose a session, please submit your proposal through Session Proposals. The proposal should include the session title (up to 40 characters), information about the session convener or co-convenors, and a short paragraph of up to 300 words describing the scientific content of the session. The deadline for session proposals is September 30, 2010. I look forward to receiving your submissions as we plan an exciting 2011 Congress. Sincerely,
Bill Merryfield
Chair, Scientific Program Committee for the Victoria 2011 Congress 

More information

ISCC — 1st International Seminar 2010 on Climate Change and Environmental Challenges of 21st Century

7 December 2010 - 9 Decembar 2010 Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

abstract: Bangladesh is considered as the most threatened country in the world referring to climate change impact. The entire world is now positively conscious about the potential threat that is going to affect almost each and every parts of the planet in different magnitudes and in different dimensions. One significant aspect is the possible sea-level rise that is estimated to displace about one-third of the population of Bangladesh if it rises more than 3 meters from present average sea-level. Multiplied impacts are going to affect different aspects of the country such as food security, human health, bio-diversity loss etc. and finally the impact will potentially affect other parts of the world through the world’s global partnership. The question appears whether the nation is ready to cope with the possible change. The impact of climate change may affect locally but its management must be global and the mega- issues can only be tackled if the entire earth unites to work together. So the seminar intends to address certain selected aspects which are imminent and burning and yet to be decided appropriately to outline a strategy and to show how and where we can work together to tackle the problem of the 21st century – the century which is going to the most important in earth’s history. During the last several world meets the national leaders have perpetually been unsuccessful due to improper understanding of three things – one is the reasons of crises, the second one is the depth and dimension of the effect and the third one is the possible way of solution. The proposed seminar is a small effort to unite ideas and concepts to open up a path for better understanding of the three misunderstood goals.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss current environmental issues, promote greater collaboration and strengthen the connection among scientists, policy makers and practitioners.


related subject(s): Ecosystems, Environment and Sustainable Development
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