Integrated Catchment Management
Eligible professionals working in the built environment in Wales have the opportunity to attend free training in managing natural resources using Integrated Catchment Management (ICM).
Why should you attend?
The course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the design, planning and engagement activities required for effective implementation of ICM approaches. Benefits include an improved water environment as well as reduced flood risk, improved water quality and habitat creation. You will leave with a toolkit of techniques to enable you to work in line with the emerging Welsh Government water strategy as well as deliver ICM solutions in your day to day role.
The course will deliver 20 learning hours over a 5 week period with a mixture of webinars, ﬂexible e-learning and a workshop with venues in south east, south west and north Wales.
Successful completion of the course will lead to Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales Level 4 accreditation and Continual Professional Development certiﬁcation.
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Who should take the course?
The course is designed for Built Environment professionals such as designers, planners, clients, consultants, decision-makers, water or drainage managers and those involved in construction or green infrastructure. Professions include Civil Engineers, Water Engineers, Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Main Contractors, Landscape Contractors, Land and Property Owners, Estate Maintenance Professionals and Lecturers in the capacity of Continuing Professional Development.
What are the eligibility requirements?
In order to attend the free of charge course, you must:
• Live or work in one of Wales’ Convergence Areas
• Be employed, self-employed or in full time education
• Work in the built environment or allied services
• NOT work for a public sector organisation
You will be asked to complete a Participant Form and supplementary information to evidence eligibility prior to starting the course.
About the course trainers
Arup is leading the training delivery, in partnership with Newcastle University and JBA Consulting. This team brings together a unique mix of leading technical specialists from consultancy as well as a high-ranking UK university.
Training will be delivered by Dr Alex Nicholson (Arup) with the support of Steve Rose (JBA Consulting) and Dr Paul Quinn (Newcastle University). The trainers have specialised experience of delivering integrated approaches to catchment management across the UK (including scoping, assessing, modelling, designing, constructing and monitoring such schemes). All have practical experience of delivering schemes using Integrated Catchment Management, River Restoration and Natural Flood Management schemes coupled with extensive involvement in leading, related research in this field.