Water & Environment 2011: CIWEMs Annual Conference

Venue: Olympia Conference Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 07, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 10, 2010
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The current trend toward austerity, whilst at the same time delivering front line services, is a major global challenge. Funding for projects will be more restricted, demanding novel and innovative solutions. We are facing a new financial reality which will focus our efforts towards achieving our aims for sustainability and environmental gains with decreasing funding.

The UK coalition government has launched a "Big Society" programme intended to "take power away from politicians and give it to the people". (Full details on the programme can be found in the page documents side tab). The programme includes giving communities more power, transferring power from central to local government - 'localism', using 'third sector' resources to deliver government programmes and giving wider public access to government data. This programme will create opportunities and challenges for the environment sector and society as a whole.

In April 2011, CIWEM will hold a two-day Annual Conference that will address multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector and will also focus on the issue of the "Big Society" and the implications for the environment sector.


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