Join us at our beautiful venue, a Grade II-listed building on Deansgate just outside the conference secure zone. There will be both a drink and canapé reception to celebrate the natural beauty of our rivers and seas and a panel discussion on the solutions needed to restore them to their full health.
Time: Monday 2nd October
Panel discussion: 5-6pm
Drinks and canapés: 6-6:30pm
Venue: outside the secure zone
Focus of the event:
As an island nation, the UK’s rivers and seas are part of our rich natural heritage. But these precious ecosystems and the wildlife they support are under threat, and not just from sewage. 0% of surface water bodies in England have good chemical status and harmful chemicals in our seas are impacting the health of treasured species including killer whales, harbour porpoises and seals.
We will be joined by Alistair Boxall, Professor of Environmental Science at York University who has published extensively on emerging contaminants in the environment and who regularly advises national and international organisations on issues relating to chemical impacts on the environment. Clean seas advocate Sarah Jackson will also be joining us. As a professional windsurfer and twice Vice-World Champion she will be sharing her personal perspective on why chemical pollution is so important to tackle to restore the health of the ocean: her ‘playground, office and sanctuary’.
Admittance by RSVP only, further details including venue will be provided once your place is confirmed. To RSVP/for further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org