Industry and Nature in Harmony

2016 Humber Conference

This year's Humber Conference will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the major national and local initiatives that will have an impact around the Humber. In its response to the Natural Capital Committee’s Third State of Natural Capital Report, the UK Government made a commitment to to draw up a “25 year plan for the Environment”. The framework for this plan was originally due to be released during the summer of 2016, however,  following result of the EU Referendum, Government wisely decided to postpone the release of the framework to allow an assessment of new opportunities arising from the referendum decision to be made. Now, following much hard work in recent months delegates will be given the opportunity to hear from Government about the plan which will be instrumental in shaping the future of the country’s environment and environmental policy in the next few years.

Other major topics of discussion at the Conference will include work to establish the Humber section of the England Coast Path. Local work on this nationally significant asset is just commencing and when complete is hoped to provide a significant boost to the tourist economy of the Humber. A further significant boost to the area’s economy during 2017 will be the commencement of operations at Greenport Hull. Delegates will hear from Siemens plc. about the development and the benefits it will bring to the area and its economy.

Finally, flood risk management is a topic which is never far from the minds of residents and businesses around the Humber. In the coming months, the Environment Agency will embark upon a comprehensive review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy which aims to protect homes and livelihoods around the estuary. Delegates will hear from the Environment Agency about the scope of the work it will be carrying out and about how they can expect to be involved in the process.

Places at the conference are limited so please book early to secure your place.

15 November 2016 by Darren Clarke

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