Conference 2013 Programme

Programme of events

Tuesday 16th July

from 9.30 Registration
11.00 Conference Opening Slide Show – a celebration of water in the host Protected Landscapes
11.05 Welcome by Philip Hygate, NAAONB Chairman
11.10 Richard Benyon MP, Defra, Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries
11.25 James Beresford, VisitEngland, CEO
11.35 Response by Philip Hygate, NAAONB, Chairman

Session 1 – Water and Natural Beauty

11.40 Water and Natural Beauty – The relationship between water and landscape and how we got to this point – Howard Davies, NAAONB CEO

Session 2 – Big Picture – Water under pressure – what are the challenges and changes ahead?

11:50 Water under pressure – Our most precious resource – Tim O’Riordan, UEA, Professor of Environmental Science (tbc)
12.05 Water under pressure – the challenges in the Eastern Region – Dr Charles Beardall, Environment Agency, Area Manager
12.25 A champion for the water environment – Review of the Bowland Award recipient’s work – Sarah Jackson, Communications Portfolio Holder and presentation by the Minister
12.35 Q & A
13.00 Lunch

Session 3 – Big Picture – Water as a resource – what are people who use water doing with it?

14.00 Introduction by Philip Hygate, NAAONB Chairman
14.05 Water as a resource – the Water Company – Mark Pendlington, Anglian Water, Director of Corporate Affairs
14.25 Water as a resource – the Farmer – Paul Hammett, NFU, National specialist (water resources)
14.45 Water as a resource – the Recreational User – Tamsin Phipps, Campaign Manager, British Canoe Union (tbc)
15.05 Water as a resource – the marine environment as a resource – Louise Burton, Natural England, Lead Adviser Marine Renewables
15.25 Q & A
15.45 Coffee break

Session 4 – Big Picture – Addressing the challenges – what are people doing?

16.15 Addressing the challenges – our river heritage – Charles Rangeley-Wilson, Co-founder and President, The Wild Trout Trust
16.30 Addressing the challenges – improving our rivers – Jonah Tosney, Norfolk Rivers Trust, Nine Chalk Rivers Project Officer
16.45 Addressing the challenges – improving our wetlands – Andrea Kelly, Broads Authority, Senior Ecologist
17.00 Addressing the challenges – involving people at the coast – Trazar Astley-Reid, Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Partnership, Suffolk Estuaries Officer
17.15 Q & A
17.40 FINISH for the day
Sustainable Tourism Fringe Meeting in main Plenary Room
18.45-19.15 Shuttle coaches depart for Suffolk Food Hall
19.45 Conference dinner, quiz and after dinner speaker
21.45-23.00 Shuttle coaches depart for UCS

Wednesday 17th July

from 7.00-8.00 Breakfast
from 6.30 Field trips with lunch
By 19.00 Return to Ipswich
19.30 Informal dinner and ‘open mike night’ at the Brewery Tap
Late bar facilities ’til midnight

Thursday 18th July

from 7.30-8.30 Breakfast

Session 5 – Big Picture – Addressing the challenges – what are people doing?

9.00 Introduction by Philip Hygate, NAAONB Chairman
9.05 Addressing the challenges – making the connection between land and sea – Rob Spray, diver
9.20 Addressing the challenges – 3rd sector involvement in the catchment scale approach (WFD and catchment plans) – Barry Bendall, The Rivers Trust, Director South and East
9.35 Addressing the challenges – tapping the energy of the public – Geoff Doggett, River Waveney Trust, Chairman
9.50 Addressing the challenges – planning for people at the coast – Rob Young, North Norfolk DC, Coast and Communities Partnership Manager
10.05 Addressing the challenges – planning for biodiversity at the coast – Andy Millar, Natural England, Senior Adviser (Coasts)
10.20 Q&A
10.40 Coffee in breakout rooms
10.50 Small group work: What can the Protected Landscape Family and partners do better together?
12.00 Plenary discussion on Conference 2013 learning chaired by Howard Davies, NAAONB CEO
12.30 Rallying cry – Professor Tom Williamson, UEA, Head of Landscape Group (School of History)
12.50 Conclusions – Philip Hygate, NAAONB Chairman
13.00 Close

The NAAONB reserves the right to adapt the programme at any time to accommodate the Minister.