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    The CaBA Biodiversity Group is hosting a conference in Birmingham on Friday 20th March to showcase and support the range of biodiversity delivery undertaken by Catchment Partnerships.

    The event (free-to-attend) will consider the policy context and underlying principles around freshwater and wetland biodiversity delivery, and showcase examples of biodiversity delivery in practice, looking at projects & at specific habitats. The day will also feature workshop sessions discussing Partnerships’ current and planned biodiversity delivery, in order to inform the future support that can be provided by the Biodiversity Working Group. Speakers are drawn from across the range of organisations involved in the CaBA movement, and the event will be of interest to Catchment and other Partnerships, organisations and individuals working in the field of freshwater and wetland biodiversity.

    70% of places are now taken, so to attend, book your place here.


    Hi all,

    Those of you booked on should have received an e-mail letting you know that, following last night’s policy announcement by the PM, the conference planned for this Friday is unfortunately no longer able to go ahead.

    A number of speakers and delegates had already had to pull out, and we expected that many more would do so in the coming days. We considered moving the conference on-line, but felt that hurriedly replacing with a full-day on-line session may not be as effective as moving to a different format. We are therefore taking the time to develop a new plan for the event.

    This could mean delivering a series of webinars over the course of several weeks, broadly following the structure of the original agenda and incorporating some of the workshop questions into each webinar slot. We also hope that a series of shorter events would be easier for people to attend than a full-day session, given future uncertain working arrangements, and this may enable more of you to join us.

    We are also looking at options for running a face to face event again in the future when circumstances allow. I’ll post again soon to share a new plan of action…

    All the best,


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