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Events What’s on in 2012

MAY Grassland Show

10 May

Webinar - Modelling Made Easy 16 May

IWEX Waste & Water Exhibition

22/24 May

All Energy 23/24 May


Cereals 13/14 June

Surface Water Management 2012

27 June


CLA Game Fair 20/22 July 2012


4-6 Sept 2012


FLOOD RISK 2012 20 - 22 November 2012

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Welcome to the third issue of Managing Water Magazine.

The Managing Water Website was launched just in time for issue 2, which came out in early March. We have seen great increases in the number of subscribers wishing to receive the magazine and we have had a huge amount of positive feedback.

Issue 3 see’s columnist Alex Stephenson joined by Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum and David Noble, a specialist, with 50 years experience, in flood defence and land drainage, now retired.

Since the last issue we have seen the launch of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and we include a few responses from various organisations.

We have a 10 page feature on flood protection barriers, introduced by by Fola Ogunyoye, Technical Director at Royal Haskoning and including case studies from several manufacturers and suppliers of flood barriers.

"The wettest drought in history!"

The British press and TV documentaries have been constantly fuelling the public’s belief that the current drought and flood risk is all down to mismanagement rather than the weather - someone is too blame for too little water and now, too much water!

On a plus point - we haven't had cause to be worried about the hosepipe ban; gardens have never looked greener, cars haven't needed cleaning, or at least we haven't had the opportunity to clean them and the turf industry is happier. Whilst the rains have brought some relief to the reservoirs (an extra 12 billion litres for Yorkshire Water) it will take a lot more to replenish the shortfall from the last 20 months. What has also helped is that our usual consumption has dropped - giving even the water companies something to smile about.

I’ve included a couple of images of my East Anglian garden, clearly suffering the effects of a month long hosepipe ban - the grass, greener and fuller than it’s ever looked, The only downside is that I can’t get out to cut it, as the April showers continue into May!

Feedback is important to us so please do take a moment to tell us what you think and do enjoy the 3rd edition.

Richard Noble, Editor, Managing Water Tel: +44(0) 1480 393743

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