Laurence Smith makes opening presentation at Rivers Trust Autumn Conference
Over 170 people representing 44 different organisations attended the 2016 River Trust Autumn Conference, titled ‘The Partnership Approach & Assessing the Benefits of Catchment Management’ and hosted by Westcountry Rivers Trust.
The conference brought together environmental professionals from across the country to plan a coordinated strategy to tackle the complex environmental problems around catchment management, such as diffuse pollution and habitat fragmentation.
Professor Smith’s opening presentation,‘What Needs to Get Done and How We and Other Countries Do It’, reviewed the governance and organisational arrangements needed to bring the ‘top-down’, the ‘bottom-up’ and mid-level and cross-sectoral coordination together effectively. Examples of how this may be achieved were cited from England, Brazil and other countries.
To view the presentation slides and read more about the Westcountry Rivers Trust click here.
Professor Smith is Programme Director of Environmental Economics at SOAS University of London. The distance learning degrees provide graduates with a theoretical and practical approach to the concepts and methods of environmental and natural resource economics relevant to policy decisions and research.