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Next steps for wind energy in the UK – market frameworks and development, scaling up connectivity and capacity, and opportunities for regional economies

Thursday 6th May
Online
£190 plus VAT

Diversity, authenticity, regeneration: Delivering the High Street recovery

Friday 7th May
Online
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The Outdoor Partnership Northern Ireland

Monday 10th May
Online
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Nature–based solutions for climate change in the UK

Wednesday 12th May
Online
Free

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The Assembly Explained

Friday 14th May
Online
Free

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CatchmentCARE Week – Bringing Groundwater to the Surface

Tuesday 18th May
Online
Free

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The Waste Management Conference

Tuesday 25th May
Online
£315.00– £575.00

Planning Your Place: Getting Involved

Tuesday 25th May
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Water Quality Improvement fund 9 June 2021

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced a £200,000 Water Quality Improvement strand (WQIS) of the Environmental Challenge Fund Competition for 2021/2022, to support water quality projects across Northern Ireland (via DAERA)

 

The Minister made his announcement during a visit to a farm in the Faughan Valley, which received almost £7,000 under the 2020/21 Scheme to assist with the creation of wet woodland at the farm, in a partnership with Woodland Trust and Loughs Agency. Under the WTNI Faughan Valley volunteer programme, local people helped plant the trees and will undertake monitoring of the project, as well as helping to maintain the site as it develops and grows.

This project showcases how a nature–based solution can help protect rivers from potential pollution, as well as keeping water on the farm in times of drought and providing a future timber resource in the form of native trees for other landowners and farmers.

The 2021/22 strand of the fund is aimed at local communities and voluntary organisations to run small projects to bring about improvements in their local water environment.

Welcoming the launch of this year’s scheme, Minister Poots said,

“Due to the success of last year’s Water Quality Improvement strand of the Environmental Challenge Fund Competition, I am pleased to announce a further £200,000 of funding in this financial year. It has been inspiring to see the accomplishments achieved by recipients of the grant in 2020. The project here in the Faughan valley is an excellent example of the type of work the Department is supporting to tackle some of the big issues facing us such as climate change mitigation, water quality protection and biodiversity loss.”

The closing date for applications for the 2021/22 Water Quality Improvement Strand of the Environmental Challenge Fund Competition is 28th June 2021.

Read more via DAERA…