Place-Based Finance to Deliver Multiple Benefits

Real projects – Real Money – Real Benefits

CIWEM Offices, Farringdon, London 106-109, Saffron Hill, Holborn, London EC1N 8QS
December 10th, 2019
Booking can be made online

This is a one-day workshop where delegates will gain a clear overview of placed-based finance, its background, guidance and application.  Presentations from a range of practitioners with case studies will provide an in-depth set of examples including flood schemes, coastal schemes, SuDS, catchment management, water resources and development. They will cover the practical details needed to take projects from inception through to completion.

The programme will include the following leaders in their fields

  • Laurence Couldrick will talk about how the Rivers Trust brings people and finance together for co-created catchment-based solutions
  • Daniel Johns from Anglian Water will talk about how the ‘Utility of the Year’ is working with key partners, such as farmers and local businesses, to understand the challenges and opportunities in safeguarding raw water sources
  • Roger Nowell will highlight Sheffield City Council’s role in bringing people/finance together to deliver SuDS and green infrastructure in the city
  • Richard Bowen will talk about the role of partnerships in  the Environment Agency’s Flood, Coastal and Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) work
  • Amanda Skeldon will talk about the exciting IGNITION project, bringing place-based finance to life in Greater Manchester
  • Paul Mackie will talk about partnership working in FCERM schemes at the coast, including experience of working within the planning department of a local authority to drive forward and put in place funding for schemes

The format – 20 minute presentations followed by 20 minute Q&A – will allow participants the time to consider the practical and process details of the case studies using this approach.

Booking can be made online   The audience will be limited to 40 delegates to enable a fully interactive process.

The objectives of the event include:

1.  To explain the ideas and practicalities of place-based finance, including:

  • Collaborative / partnership working;
  • Setting objectives & delivery of multiple benefits (economic, social and environmental);
  • Finances and contractual issues;
  • Project delivery and ongoing management.

2.  To understand how stakeholders are brought together and process developed / facilitated to develop collaborative partnership approaches.

3.  To understand setting of objectives and delivery of multiple benefits (economic, social and environmental).

4.  To understand how the finances and contractual issues are brought together and issues resolved.

5.  To understand how projects are delivered using these processes and how ongoing management is undertaken.

The event will be run and facilitated by Bob Earll (CMS) and Bruce Horton (Environmental Policy Consulting).

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