4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference - 17th Nov 216

4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference
 
Riverfly Monitoring and Beyond
 
Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London
 
17 November 2016
 
The conference will bring together organisations and individuals participating in the Riverfly Partnership and the Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI).  The morning will focus on the role that ARMI plays within participating organisations. In the afternoon the theme will be on additional monitoring that volunteers can do to improve their knowledge of their rivers.
 
10:00          Registration and refreshments          Foyer Flett Theatre
 
MORNING SESSION
 
10:55          Introductions                                      Steve Brooks Chair, Riverfly Partnership
 
11:00          Welcome                                            Dr Tim Littlewood Head of Life Sciences
                                                                              Natural History Museum
 
ARMI within organisations             Chair          Charles Rangeley-Wilson Norfolk Rivers Trust
 
11:10          ARMI & the Environment Agency      Sarah Chare, Deputy Director of
                                                                             Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology
                                                                             Environment Agency
 
11:40          The Power of Freshwater                  Dr Bill Brierley CEO,
                   Communities                                     Freshwater Biological Association
 
12:00          Citizen Crane: ARMI as part of a       Rob Gray
                   suite of Citizen Science                     Friends of the Crane River Environment
                   approaches                                     
 
12:20          ARMI and the Rivers Trusts              Tony Bostock CEO, Severn Rivers Trust
 
12:45          Riverfly photographic competition    Finalists and prize giving
 
13:00-14:00                   LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING
 
AFTERNOON SESSION
 
Monitoring beyond ARMI               Chair           Prof. Steve Ormerod Cardiff University
 
14:00          Tracking recovery of a lowland          Prof. Guy Woodward Imperial College
                   river after a pesticide spill                         
 
14:20          Adapting ARMI to monitor                 Ruth Craig & Will Bartle
                   siltation and low flows                        Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project
 
14:40          Water chemistry monitoring for          Neil Bailey Senior Programme
                   citizen scientists                                 Manager, Freshwater Watch       
 
15:00          Monitoring riverfly diversity using      Dr Kat Bruce Nature Metrics
                   environmental DNA                                   
 
15:20          Assessing the effectiveness of           Dr Murray Thompson
                   river ecosystem restoration                University College London
 
15:40          River invertebrate identification         Paul Knight CEO, Salmon & Trout
                   and monitoring                                   Conservation UK  
 
16:00                               CLOSE
 
FAQs
How do I get to the event?
The Natural History Museum, is situated within five minutes’ walk of South Kensington Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, District Line and Circle Line. Entrance to the event is via the Exhibition Road entrance to the museum.
 
WHEN
Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT) 
WHERE
Natural History Museum - Exhibition Road, London, SW7 5BD
TICKETS
            Eventbrite Riverfly Partnership Conference 2016 page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/riverfly-conference-2016-tickets-25052942024