Events

22nd April 2014, 9:30am to 1:30pm

ROI0414 - Introduction to biogas technology

This workshop, 'Introduction to biogas technology' will be presented by Dr Mario Rosato of Italian-based Sustainable Technologies.

Dr Rosato has developed tailored, small-scale biogas solutions to generate methane and electricity and deal with a range of pollution problems principally for the agrifood industry, including highly problematic mozzarella effluent.

Learn what biogas is and how to determine the actual (rather than theoretical) yield for your substrate. Find out how to choose the right plant technology and correctly size the plant for your needs from among many competing manufacturers who are often guilty of a 'one size fits all', theoretical approach.

24th April 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

WEB0414C - What does effective EIA look like?

EIA practitioners aspire to deliver high quality work that influences design and improves the environmental performance of the projects we assess. However, agreeing on what effective EIA is, how this varies between different interested parties and sectors is key to improving the quality of future practice.

The over-arching theme of the 4th year of the EIA Quality Mark scheme is: Effective EIA. This webinar will provide the views of three of the scheme’s registrants to kick off the debate, which will continue at the 12th June QMark Forum and through events later in the year.

29th April 2014, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

WS0414- Zero Waste Scotland's Resource Efficent House and EPC's

This workshop gives members the opportunity to learn about Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient House and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC). The workshop will be split into two followed by a tour of the Resource Efficient House, developed by Zero Waste Scotland under the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and in partnership with Tigh Grian Limited. The workshop sessions are as follows:

EPC – how do you rate yours? – Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU member states must promote improvement in the energy performance of new and existing buildings. This means a requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to any prospective buyer or tenant of a property when it is either sold or rented out. This session will provide a basic overview of EPCs and look at some of the common issues

30th April 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WA0414- The Wales We Want- IEMA workshop

IEMA Wales has been asked to participate in ‘The Wales We Want’, a Welsh Government initiative being led by the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Peter Davies with the aim to develop a sustainable long term vision for Wales. The initiative is directly linked to the Proposed Future Generations Bill which is being introduced by Welsh Government this summer to ensure that the public sector is focused on delivering the long term goals we want to achieve for the future of Wales. For more information please visit http://thewaleswewant.co.uk/

The IEMA workshop will be led by Peter Davies, the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures who will firstly provide an overview of Sustainable Futures’ policy before facilitating the discussion so that IEMA Wales contributes to this critical initiative. Furthermore the workshop will allow IEMA Wales to develop its own vision from which our future activities, such as policy positions and events can help achieve.

1st May 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

South East Social - London

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.

6th May 2014, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

NI0514- IEMA Northern Ireland 2014- Open Forum

This meeting is an open forum for all members with an interest in the environment, IEMA and Northern Ireland-related issues. Tonight will give members the opportunity to hear what IEMA has planned for the next 6 years, IEMA’s 2020 vision outcomes and for you, IEMA members, to have your say as to what you would like to see in your region.

The objectives of this meeting are to hear what Northern Ireland-based IEMA members’ interests and priorities are; for themselves as environmental professionals, for IEMA the organisation, and for the environment agenda in Northern Ireland.

Tonight will be a great opportunity to shape how IEMA Northern Ireland looks, see how you become involved and share your views and thoughts with other environmentalist.

8th May 2014, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Southampton 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.

15th May 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

NE0514-SITA Tees Valley EfW (Energy from Waste) plant Lines 1 -3

The energy-from-waste facility was extended from the original two line plant to a three stream plant in 2009 and now has a combined processing capacity of 390,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year.

The original facility is a joint venture between SITA UK and the four Teesside local authorities of Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Hartlepool. Operational since May 1998, the plant processes municipal, industrial, commercial and confidential waste.

Full PPE will be required

15th May 2014, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

YH0514- The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

This event is one in a series of UK BCSD debates on today's challenges in sustainability.

Manufacturing and its importance in rebalancing the economy were given priority in the recent budget. This workshop will showcase what businesses are doing to promote Sustainable Manufacturing and will provide an 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

Presentations from:

• Dinesh Nair, Technical Director (Sustainability) – Jacobs

• Nigel Stansfield, Vice President & Chief Innovations Officer. Interface Carpets

21st May 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

South West Social - Exeter

Socials provide members with the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals and enjoy a relaxed evening in good company.

The regional chair and steering group members will be attending and will be available to hear what you would like to see in your region in 2014.

Socials have no dress code, just book a place,turn up and have fun!

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