September 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Totnes Civic Hall
Market Square
High Street
TQ9 5SF Totnes
Nick Paling
01572 372140

Have you become concerned by news of large-scale biodiversity loss, escalating climate change impacts and ecosystem failure? If yes, or even if no, you should come along to our joint 2019 Water Resilience Summit with the South Devon Bioregional Learning Centre and meet the experts for a day of learning and dialogue.


Initiated through the Prowater Project, you can also showcase the work you have done and are still doing to make the water environments of the South West more resilient. Reservation of places is encouraged.

The 2019 Water Resilience Summit is open to all and will be a day of action-orientated discussions, learning and planning with stakeholders from across the South West exploring how our local water environments (river catchments, wetlands, lakes, estuaries, coastal and marine) provide us all with benefits everyday. It will also enable consideration of what their resilience (or non-resilience) might mean for people, communities, businesses and nature over the next 20 years.

On the day you will be able to:
1. discover how the health of the water environment effects all of our lives and about the work being undertaken to determine how resilient it, people, communities and businesses are to the challenges we face now and in the future.
2. meet the people and organisations already working to increase the resilience of our local environment and hear inspiring stories from an array of local ‘resilience champions’.
3. learn first-hand about the issues and challenges we are facing, the actions they are taking to overcome them and be empowered to begin taking action yourself to become more resilient in the future.

Speaker: Dr. Nick Paling from Westcountry Rivers Trust – “How water resilient is the Westcountry now and what can we all do to improve it?”