The implementation of water science and technology is often dependent on uptake by regulators and water managers. However, young scientists and engineers are rarely exposed to regulatory issues and opportunities until they get into the workplace. This event will bring together a panel of researchers, consultants and regulators engaged in front line water management in the UK and abroad, to discuss the implementation of science through regulation. These water specialists will reflect on the issues and opportunities for improved water management and regulation, including the point of entry for new and innovative methods and models.
This event will also be the launch of a new book, Regulation for Water Quality – How to Safeguard the Water Environment, by Chris Chubb, Martin Griffiths and Simon Spooner. The book will be introduced and the electronic version demonstrated by the authors. The book has been written to make regulatory principles and best practice available to all. It provides an innovative and structured guide to the wealth of information on water regulation and catchment planning. It is hoped that the publication will be a key tool for knowledge exchange in this essential water management area, in developed and developing countries. Regulation for Water Quality has been written for public good and is a not-for-profit publication available for free on the FWR Website www.fwr.org. Hard copies are available for purchase from FWR.
The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.