28th October 2014, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

SE1014B- Sustainable Manufacturing

This event is part of a series led by UK BCSD covering debates on today's challenges in sustainability. Manufacturing and its importance in re-balancing the economy were given priority in the recent budget. This session follows sessions held in Birmingham and Leeds throughout 2014 and will showcase what businesses are doing to promote Sustainable Manufacturing. It will also provide the opportunity to debate some of the key challenges to maintaining sustainable growth.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Businesses, business organisations, policymakers in Government, Local Government and LEPs academics

WHO'S SPEAKING? • Centre for Industrial Sustainability • More speakers to be confirmed soon

This is an IEMA/UK BCSD event

30th October 2014, 12:30pm

WEB1014 - EIA QMark Series - Next steps in Ecological Impact Assessment

The assessment of ecological effects related to project impacts is the most frequently covered assessment topic in UK EIA, featuring in 92% of Environmental Statements in 2010. This webinar, presented by EIA QMark registrants, will provide a view of good practice activities and developing areas within this field of practice.

The webinar will also include a brief overview of developments related to CIEEM's forthcoming update to its Guidance on Ecological Impact Assessment.

3rd November 2014, 9:00am to 4th November 2014, 5:00am

Destination Coast!

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the North West’s biennial coastal conference - Destination Coast! - 3rd November in Grange-over-Sands, with a field trip to Morecambe Bay on 4th November. The event will feature the North West Awards for Coastal Excellence. We are also delighted to announce that the Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum is taking place immediately afterwards in the same venue and will share the field trip, bringing additional networking opportunities and a wider national coastal policy context for those who make the most of the opportunity and attend both events.

For further information please see North West Costal Forums website. This is not being run by IEMA

4th November 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

WEB1114 - Yorkshire and Humber Open Forum

Please note - this webinar will only be beneficial for members in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.

IEMA Yorkshire and Humber are hosting an open forum webinar that will focus on your wants and needs as a region. This is not only a great opportunity to shape how your area looks, but to share thoughts and views with other local environmentalists.

The webinar will start with a current overview by IEMA CEO Tim Balcon and Martin Baxter, the Director of Policy & External Engagement. There will then follow an introduction from Emma Nicholson – your Regional Chair and Yorkshire and Humber steering group members

After the introduction the floor will be open for discussion for all members and your ideas will form the basis of how the IEMA Yorkshire and Humber group will look and feel in the future.

If you are interested in booking a place on this webinar, then please email -

5th November 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

WEB1114 - Innovative Sustainable Manufacturing

This webinar will explore the work of the EPSRC's Centre for Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing, which explores how the manufacturing process can respond to global resource related sustainability challenges.

The Centre is a multi-university initiative designed to drive substantial practical innovation from the factory floor to much broader interactions across whole sectors. IEMA has worked with staff at the Centre, led from Cambridge University, since it began a few years ago, with the aim of ensuring a link between research and practice. This webinar will provide members with an opportunity to learn about some of the practical tools generated through its research.

The webinar will begin with Dr Dai Morgan providing an overview of the Centre's purpose, themes and key research areas. After this, members will be taken through a number of practical tools developed to aid organisations in responding to the sustainability challenge.

6th November 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

WEB1114 - TANoise Webinar

Pete Sykes of PS-TTRM will present the work, findings, and next steps of TANoise (a noise software microsimulation tool similar to PEARS, and AIRE). TANoise was developed as a research project support to the END work, now in phase 2. The TANoise software is now validated and the final report will be available at the seminar. The software is now available for trial. The seminar will then discuss options for the next phase of the work.

Pete will also describe the UK Transport Systems Catapult’s work on the IMP (Intelligent Mobility Platform) – a systems architecture to enable interoperability between transport models and to support innovative modelling and data analytics.

6th November 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

South East Social

Socials provide members with the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals and enjoy a relaxed evening in good company. These are casual informal gathering with no need to book a space. Members of the regional steering group are available to speak to regarding the regional activity and what you would like to see in the region in coming months. Please feel free to drop in for 10 minutes or longer if you wish.

7th November 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

MI1114-ISO14001 Revision Workshop

The revised edition of the international standard for environmental management systems – used by over 285,800 organisations worldwide – has just moved a step closer to completion, with publication of the Draft International Standard for consultation and ballot.

IEMA has worked with members throughout the revision process and this workshop series will give members the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Draft International Standard and help shape IEMA’s response.

The workshops will be led by Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Executive Director – Policy and Engagement, and a member of the international working group that’s revising the standard, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss the proposed changes and suggest improvements.

10th November 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) South West Regional Launch Event

A free event, where you can:

Hear about the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a major new regulatory requirement which may affect your organisation

Influence Government thinking about the business energy efficiency policy landscape

Learn about local initiatives to support your business in becoming more sustainable

Share best-practice and network with others who are also working to improve energy efficiency within their business

This is a non IEMA event, to register your interest of for further details please visit the ESOS web link.

13th November 2014, 6:00pm

WA1114- Wales membership Upgrade Surgery

This event is the follow up to the new mentoring initiative being facilitated by IEMA volunteer mentors from the IEMA Wales Network to support you in your application. The group will offer regular but informal meetings to support and share experiences, knowledge and importantly encouragement. Even if you did not attend the first meeting, please feel free to join us. A social in the venue will follow.