Events

18th December 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

WEB1214 - EIA’s role in assessing Fracking proposals – UK experiences

The final EIA QMark webinar of 2014 is on the controversial topic of Fracking (or the exploration and extraction of unconventional hydrocarbons). The wide uptake of such development has the potential to aid the UK’s balance of payments, create jobs and enhance our fuel security. However, it also carries local / regional environment risks, often generates significant community concern and if widely applied has the potential to threaten the UK’s long-term carbon budgets and thus our contribution to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. As such, it is not surprising that the consenting of such developments is proving increasingly controversial and challenging.

As the key environmental assessment tool in the UK’s consenting process, EIA clearly has a key role to play. It falls to environment and sustainability professionals to step into this controversial area to identify the evidence of each development’s likely environmental effects and to go on to evaluate whether they are significant to aid decision-making.

This webinar will present the experiences of three of IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark registrants (Atkins, AECOM and Turley Associates).

Listen in to understand and learn how closely the issues faced are common to wider EIA practice and the unique challenges exist in this growing industry.

7th January 2015, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

WEB0115 - Enabling Innovation for Sustainable Manufacturing

The webinar will explore some of the practical tools now being released as a result of the EPSRC’s Centre for Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing research. The centre is focussed on ensuring manufacturing responds to global sustainability challenges, such as resource security, effectiveness, efficiency and cycling.

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.

27th January 2015, 12:30pm

WEB0115 - Environment & Sustainability Offshore 2015: The role of public bodies

Following the successful delivery of IEMA’s 2013 Marine web-week, IEMA is holding its second web-conference focussed on environment and sustainability issues offshore. The 3 day webinar series will provide members with the opportunity to better understand the role of public bodies, issues faced by business and will close with January’s EIA Quality Mark webinar – focussed on case studies of offshore EIA.

The 3-day web-conference will be delivered as a series of 1-hour lunchtime webinars, focussed on different perspectives on environment and sustainability issues across the sector:

The offshore world carries its own environmental risks and opportunities. As a result, it has a range of public bodies who have responsibilities over managing these risks by operating consent processes, licencing and inspection to ensure the coast and UK waters are protected from environmental harm.

This webinar will include presentations from two public bodies (TBC) with a significant role in managing environment and sustainability issues offshore.

28th January 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

WEB0115 - Environment & Sustainability Offshore 2015: Business experiences - Operating and developing in UK waters

Following the successful delivery of IEMA’s 2013 Marine web-week, IEMA is holding its second web-conference focussed on environment and sustainability issues offshore. The 3 day webinar series will provide members with the opportunity to better understand the role of public bodies, issues faced by business and will close with January’s EIA Quality Mark webinar – focussed on case studies of offshore EIA.

The 3-day web-conference will be delivered as a series of 1-hour lunchtime webinars, focussed on different perspectives on environment and sustainability issues across the sector:

The marine and coastal environment is less well understood and tangible than the natural places that surround us onshore; however, they are no less valuable and equally vulnerable to the unintended impacts of commercial activity.

This webinar will provide perspectives from two companies with business interests in commercial activity marine and coast waters.

29th January 2015, 12:30pm

WEB0115 - Environment & Sustainability Offshore 2015: Quality Mark experiences – Offshore EIA case studies

Following the successful delivery of IEMA’s 2013 Marine web-week, IEMA is holding its second web-conference focussed on environment and sustainability issues offshore. The 3 day webinar series will provide members with the opportunity to better understand the role of public bodies, issues faced by business and will close with January’s EIA Quality Mark webinar – focussed on case studies of offshore EIA.

The 3-day web-conference will be delivered as a series of 1-hour lunchtime webinars, focussed on different perspectives on environment and sustainability issues across the sector:

Given the key role can EIA play in the offshore consenting process, the January EIA Quality Mark webinar has been linked into IEMA’s marine web-event to close the week’s online presentations with a series of case studies.

The webinar will feature case studies of the effective application of EIA practice on a number of different projects. Presentations will be delivered by the following EIA Quality Mark registrants: Peter Brett Associates, RPS and Environ.

4th February 2015, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

SE0215-Environment and Sustainability Employability Event

The South East Regional Steering Group are hosting an Employability Event for any IEMA members who have recently graduated or are looking for a career change.

The aim of the event is to provide those who attend with an insight into the increasing variety of careers in the environmental and sustainability sector.

The event will consist of 2 short presentations:-

Opportunities within the sector- Susan Schnadhorst, Keepmoat

Using the IEMA Skills Map- Tertius Beneke, Network Rail

This will be followed by a detailed question and answer .

the event will finish with networking over drinks, this will allow attendees to obtain useful information on a variety of sectors and get useful tips on how to demonstrate their skills and enhance their employability.