WWT Consulting provides training to Natural England staff
Our very own David Naismith has just returned from Bridgwater where he has delivered a training session on the design of wetland features to Catchment Sensitive Farming Officers from Natural England.
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) is a project run by Natural England to raise awareness of diffuse water pollution from agriculture by giving free training and advice to farmers across England. The aim of this advice is to improve environmental performance of farms and minimise the impact of diffuse pollution on watercourses.
The training session consisted of a series of presentations and workshops with two site visits to look at constructed wetlands that have already been installed. The main topics covered during the two days were the importance of water separation on farms and the essential role of constructed wetlands to treat effluent before it reaches our water bodies. Lively discussions were had during the sessions and at dinner, with lots of interesting solutions and engagement strategies debated.
As David has pointed out, it was a very productive session and we look forward to the next training opportunity on this key subject aimed to improve water quality and reduce the impacts of agricultural pollution.