< 2020 >
  • Project Board Online Meeting

    All day
  • Northern Ireland/UK Case Study Workshop – Session 1

    10:30 -12:00

    Session 1: Nature-Based Solutions: Where and why?

    Are natural features in the Carlingford catchment delivering their full potential? What do we want them to achieve in future? Join to discuss whether nature-based solutions have a role to play in Carlingford catchment and where these could be located.

    Special guest: Professor Chris Spray, Eddleston Water Project (Tweed Forum & Dundee University)

    Be inspired by this exemplar project that has delivered multiple positive outcomes by using a network of natural features in a solutions-focused way. Learn how they successfully reduced flood risk and restored Eddleston Water for the benefit of wildlife and the local community.

  • Northern Ireland/UK Case Study Workshop – Session 2

    11:30 -13:00

    Working together more effectively

    Building on the first session, we will consider how land managers and those who care for the catchment work together more effectively to secure the natural environment everyone wants. Those directly involved in stewardship of areas both land and water are particularly welcome.

    Special guest: Mark Horton, Ballinderry Rivers Trust

    Learn from Ballinderry Rivers Trust about how to work effectively with local land managers to create a network of nature-based solutions. Hear how this project succeeded in preventing extinction of the freshwater pearl mussel by improving the quality of their habitat.

  • Northern Ireland/UK Case Study Workshop – Session 3

    14:00 -15:30

    Knowing what works

    The ALICE Project provides an opportunity to work out what will guide future collaboration and innovation in how the Carlingford catchment is managed. In this final session, we will invite you to consider what information and know-how you need to play your part in the stewardship of Carlingford catchment.

    Special guest: Matthew Bushby, Mourne Heritage Trust

    Mourne Heritage Trust play a crucial role in conservation of the unique Mournes landscape that is so familiar to those in Carlingford catchment. Learn about their recent work and future priorities that will contribute towards securing a positive future for this iconic landscape.