The Bid for Clean Water - a new film from South West Water, the Westcountry Rivers Trust and the University of East Anglia, shows how farmers, water company customers and the environment benefit from on-farm improvements to cut pollution.
The River Fowey supplies around 70% of Cornwall's water. South West Water have increasingly invested in their water treatment works to treat water to a high standard for drinking.
A consortium of funders has issued a third call for applications through the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. This third call is focussed specifically on tree diseases caused by Phytophthora and diseases of oak trees.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 8th January 2015 and full details are available via the BBSRC website.
Comments are sought on a recently published food security report produced by the Sustainable Intensification Working Group. Sustainable intensification of agriculture working group report (PDF 677KB)
The Natural Capital Declaration, a joint initiative between Global Canopy Programme and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), is seeking a Research analyst for a project in partnership with the German International cooperation (GIZ) and the The German Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions (VfU). The aim of the joint project is to identify and quantify corporate water risks and to develop and test a methodology and tool to incorporate water risks the valuation of corporate bonds.
8-10th September – London School of Economics
Ecology*Economics = Eco^2
A symposium to bring together and encourage interaction between ecologists and economists is being held at the London School of Economics from the 8-10th September.
NERC invites proposals to the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways (VNC), which will form a challenge for phase 3 of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
The overarching aim of this research programme is to understand the implications for natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services of a range of future energy scenarios, including scenarios that are compatible with the UK's energy policy goals of maintaining energy security, keeping energy affordable and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050.
Natural Capital Initiative summit, 6 & 7 November 2014, British Library, London Since the Natural Capital Initiative launch summit in 2009, a growing number of influential activities have emerged across all sectors within the natural capital space – from networks to research programmes, committees to coalitions. Five years on, the Natural Capital Initiative will once again bring together 250 influencers from across academia, policy, business, and civil society within this expanded community and beyond to assess gains made and further enable the valuing of natural capital in