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FBA Annual Scientific Meeting & Open Day May 2016 UPDATE

Please note that these events have now taken place. With many thanks to all the presenters and attendees for making them such a success, and an informative and enjoyable few days at the FBA.

Catchments, Connectivity and avoiding Catastrophes - Registration deadline is 29 April  for the FBA Annual Scientific Meeting at Windermere on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.

Download the programme here 

TO BOOK NOW - Download the registration form here

The theme of the meeting is enhancing natural catchment processes and services. The ASM programme will explore why sound evidence and science is fundamental to the understanding and management of catchments including flooding events. The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) has for over 85 years promoted the sustainable management of fresh waters using the best available science and information.  We have always fostered strong links between freshwater scientists, managers, practitioners and enthusiasts, and the programme for our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) has been designed to bring these groups together. At a time when there is considerable pressure on politicians and statutory agencies to take action and a perception that interest in conservation and natural systems is reduced, there is a real opportunity to work together to understand and manage the environment.
Current interest in the links between patterns and processes in natural systems is reflected in the programme. The meeting will initially take a broad scale approach, looking at functionality, processes and data. It will then focus on monitoring, evidence and the underpinning science required, as well as the engagement of all interested parties, and how harnessing new technological approaches can help achieve this aim.
Please note that both the registration deadline and abstract deadline for posters have now been extended until 29 April.
The programme is now available at
Following the ASM, there will be a complimentary Evening Reception and Cruise on Windermere.  
Please see the attached invitation which provides further information about the meeting, along with the Registration Form.
You are also welcome to join us the following day, at our Open Day on Thursday 12 May 2016, which will provide an opportunity to learn about the work currently undertaken by the FBA, and take a look around our facilities. Everybody is welcome to join in with the range of activities available, including talks, tours, workshops, demonstrations and practical sessions. A provisional list of activities is now available at here 
We look forward to seeing you in May


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