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Planning For Drought: Is Kent In Crisis?

CPRE Protect Kent

Monday, 26 November 2012 from 09:00 to 17:00

Planning For Drought: Is Kent In Crisis?

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-Member Ended £75.00 £0.00
Member Ended £60.00 £0.00

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Event Details

Water is becoming one of the most important world resources.  The county of Kent has a particular challenge in that water is already stressed and this problem will only become more severe if no action is taken. This year a hose pipe ban was imposed in April, after another dry winter. If it had not been for unusual rainfall during the summer months, further restrictions would have been likely.  Another dry winter could mean further restrictions next summer with even the possibility of stand-pipes. What are the actions that should be taken to ensure a sufficient supply of water for   domestic, farming and business use? This conference sets out to analyse the challenges faced, their impact and examine possible solutions.


Bewl Water

Confirmed Speakers


  • Richard Benyon MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Trevor Bishop – Head of Water Resources Environment Agency
  •  Meyrick Gough – Water Quality and Strategy Manager Southern Water
  • Graham Warren – Chairman of the Environment Committee CPRE Protect Kent
  • Dr Andrew Clark – Head of Policy NFU
  • Richard Frost – Master Brewer & Production General Manager Shepherd Neame
  •  Andrew Wickham – Deputy Cabinet Member Regeneration and Economic Development Kent County Council
  • Alan Turner – Business Strategy and Support Kent County Council




Those interested in planning the future of Kent and South East England, such as:

· Water industry professionals

· Farmers and horticulturalists

· Businesses that rely on water for production

· Those involved with planning such as County, District and Parish Councillors

· Local government officers

· Planning consultants

· Architects

· Developers

· Anyone interested in water as an important resource


We are hosting this conference to excite discussion and debate about the impending water resources situation predicted for the South East, predominantly Kent, with the aim of developing an outline strategy to prepare us for the future. Delegates will be encouraged to volunteer their ideas and proposals for creating greater water security and resilience against drought. We are particularly keen to establish a joined-up approach to this challenge, which will be significant for present and future generations.

Not just  review of the situation we find ourselves in, but the beginnings of joint solutions to prepare us for the future!

Parking is available at the venue. A full hot and cold buffet lunch, with tea, coffee and juice is provided.

As a registered charity, we must cover our costs for hosting the event, however we have made the price of the ticket as low as we can to ensure that as many people as possible can attend.


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Do you have questions about Planning For Drought: Is Kent In Crisis?? Contact CPRE Protect Kent

When & Where

Detling Hill
ME14 3JF Maidstone
United Kingdom

Monday, 26 November 2012 from 09:00 to 17:00

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