Environment event showcases water and nature

09 March 2018

An event to showcase the work taking place across the North East to improve the environment and protect people and property takes place next week.

Hosted by the Environment Agency in partnership with Naturvation and the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance, more than 30 stalls will demonstrate how they are working with partner organisations to create a better place for people and wildlife.

It will look at flood risk management to ecology and biodiversity, and reducing the impact of minewater to tackling invasive species as well as many other topics centred on the health of our environment, including rivers, estuaries, coast and groundwater.

The free event takes place at the Great North Museum: Hancock on Wednesday 14 March from 1.30pm to 4pm and is open to everyone including partners, businesses and the general public.

Partners including Tyne Rivers Trust, Northumbrian Water, Natural History Society, Newcastle City Council and The Water Hub will be in attendance to display latest information about their projects.

The event focuses on the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) which looks at a river system in its entirety and encourages the whole community to work together to improve our precious water environments and adapt to climate change, while also looking to add other benefits such as health, recreation, social and economic improvements.

Rob Carr, from the Environment Agency in the North East, has organised the event. He said: “The community brings local knowledge and expertise about where they live and are vital to embedding long-term improvements and maintaining the health of the fantastic river systems we have here in the North East.

“There’s already some great partnership working taking place to improve the environment and this event will showcase what we are doing together to develop and enhance our water environment, while also protecting people and the environment. I’d encourage people to come along to find out more.”

The event is a great opportunity for other organisations and businesses to find out how they can get involved in working more closely together. Attendees can drop in at any time during the event.

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