Thriving Oceans, Thriving People
02 December, 09:00 – 10:00
Join us in discussing the health and wellbeing benefits of blue space access for people and the economy. We will also discuss the integral role blue spaces can play in the reducing pressures on the NHS and social care system – providing further reason to protect the ocean.
We will be joined by Olympic Gold Medal Sailor and Ocean Advocate Hannah Mills. The CEO and Founder of the Wave Project, Joe Taylor, will discuss life-saving surf therapy and the power of the ocean to improve mental health. Discussing the health and well-being benefits of marine and coastal environments, with particular focus on Blue Health programs at European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, will be Dr Jo Garrett. Last but not least, Hugo Tagholm, will present the results from Surfers Against Sewage Ocean Recovery Report and will discuss the benefits of a safeguarded ocean for future generations.
We will also be electing a new chair of the Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group, following the stepping down of our current chair Steve Double. We thank Steve for his hard work over the years in leading the APPG in its various guises and wish him the best as he takes up his new role.
If you would like to put your name forward to be the new chair please do get in touch with email@example.com
Water Quality and AGM
Sewage Pollution: what are the solutions?
22rd March 10:00 – 11:30
We analysed the potential solutions to sewage pollution, by examining the benefits of nature based solutions, emerging technology and new legislation such as the Sewage Bill and Environment Bill (now the Environment Bill).