Mar 16, 2010

Turning Policy into Practice: The role of ‘wet feet’ organisations

The Association of Rivers Trusts Spring 2010 Seminar

Hosted by the Ballinderry River Enhancement Association


Cookstown, Northern Ireland

Turning Policy into Practice:

The role of 'wet feet' organisations


Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th May 2010

A one day seminar and half day field trip (Ballinderry River system)

The Glenavon House Hotel

Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

Northern Ireland


2010 marks a significant milestone in the management of our freshwater ecosystems. 

After nearly a decade of planning, River Basin Management Plans, developed under the Water Framework Directive, will be put into action for the first time, with the aim of achieving good ecological status by 2015. 

2010 is also the International Year of Biodiversity, challenging us all to reflect on our achievements in protecting biodiversity so far and to focus on what needs to be done in the future.

The seminar will focus on what Rivers Trusts and like-minded organisations are doing to help deliver EU and local objectives for freshwater, its species and habitats; with a special emphasis on the importance of partnership working.

Speakers from across the UK and Ireland will demonstrate the wide and varied work of Rivers Trusts, with a special keynote address from the Northern Ireland Minister for the Environment Mr Edwin Poots MLA.

For an programme, registration or further information email or call Mark Horton on 00 44 (0)28 867 61515