Mitigation Case Studies Forum 2017
Tuesday 24th January 2017
Arup - 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
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The Bat Conservation Trust's Bats and the Built Environment Project, in partnership with Arup will be running a one day Mitigation Case Studies Forum on 24th January 2017 at the Arup headquarters in London.
The key aim is to promote the importance of monitoring in ensuring success in mitigation schemes by sharing best practice and lessons learnt. This event will now focus on bat mitigation, given that the majority of case studies received were bat related.
As with previous built environment symposia, we are looking for attendance from a wide audience representing a cross section of the industries that may involve mitigation monitoring: ecologists, LPAs, SNCBs, NGOs, developers etc. This is so we can collect as much feedback and discussion on the issues as possible, to aid us we will even be using live polling data on the day!
The delegate rate is £95 for BCT members, £100 for non-members. This includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.
Registration (with teas and coffees) opens at 9:15 and the event closes at 16:30. Talks start at 9:45.
Directions to Arup here.
On the day, we will provide a printed programme, polling information and a delegate list, all other information will be provided online – please consider printing only what you need to save paper waste.
All case studies now listed below are structured to cover:
- The ecological receptor
- The predicted impacts
- The mitigation measures applied
- The monitoring regime
The main discussion section of the case study will emphasise:
- What worked / went as expected?
- What didn’t work / was unexpected?
- What lessons were learnt / did the monitoring reveal?
The chosen case studies are separated into relevant topics during the day (with ample time for networking between sessions), there will also be a review at the end of the day of next steps, discussing the upcoming projects and research relating to bat mitigation.
Key note speaker: 9.50am Dr. Claire Wordley, Conservation Evidence
Session 1 intro. 10.05am
Topic 1 – RESIDENTIAL and PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 10.15 – 11.15 am
Talk 1 - [Dr Charlotte Packman, Wild Frontier Ecology] Mitigation to Reduce the Impact of Bats on Churches
Talk 2 – [Paola Reason, Arcadis] ‘Training’ bats to use a new access point – and humans how to design one
Talk 3 – [Nick Jones, EDP] Bat Cave Linking to Grade II Listed House
BREAK: 11.15am – 11.45am
Topic 2 – OTHER STRUCTURES: 11.45am – 12.45pm
Talk 1 - [Victoria Burrows, ERAP Ltd] Replacement Common Pipistrelle Maternity Roost
Talk 2 – [Rachel Bover, Jacobs] Enhanced Concrete Pipe as Replacement Roost for Horseshoe Bats
Talk 3 – [Dr Stephanie Murphy, Arbeco] Diversion of River Culm to Undertake Demolition of Culvert Containing Daubenton’s Bat Maternity Roost
LUNCH: 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Intro: 1.45pm – Session 2
Topic 3 – ROADS: 1.55 – 2.55pm
Talk 1 – [Chris Kerfoot, Jacobs] Badger and Bat Mitigation Duplex
Talk 2 – [Hattie Spray, WSP & Sam Bower, Balfour Beatty] Lessons Learnt from Monitoring Bat Mitigation on a Road Widening Scheme
Talk 3 – [John Davies, Arcadis] Monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation for horseshoe bats associated with a new road in Wales
BREAK: 2.55pm – 3.15pm
Topic 4 - An international perspective on bat mitigation with the Dutch Mammal Society 3.15pm - 3.40pm [Marcel Schillemans and Eric Jansen]
Topic 5 – Research and upcoming mitigation projects: 3.40 – 4.20pm
Talk 1 – [Lisa Worledge, BCT] European Bat Box database
Talk 2 – [Jan Collins, BCT] Bearing Witness for Wildlife: BCT’s new investigations and mitigation project
Talk 3 - [Paul Lintott, University of Exeter] CIEEM project to review the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats
RECAP and END: 4.20 – 4.30pm
Cancellations: BCT are only able to offer a refund for cancellations made before Friday 23rd December. Regrettably we are unable to provide a refund if cancellations are made on or after this date.
If you have any other questions please contact Jo Ferguson: email@example.com or 0207 820 7172.