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Ecosystem services:- Land use, water and waste management

  • Mon 10th - Sat 15th April 2017.
    Course starts at 6pm and ends at 2pm on the last day.
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Waged £700, Low Waged / Consessions £625.
    Another course runs 16th - 21st April 2018.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

For this course you will be joining a module of CAT's new Sustainability and Adaptation MSc course.
Explore the functions of ecosystems, what are they, how do they work and what do they do.
Ecosystems are the hidden and often forgotten structures that underpin human existence and modern human civilisations.
You will learn the roles of ecosystems in providing human needs, regulating our environment and provisioning our societies.

Lectures will cover descriptive, conceptual and technical accounts of ecosystem processes and the links between those processes and the provision of food and resources, as well as the services they provide for society such as cleaning our water and treating our wastes, and importantly, how we can use them and support their continued existence in unadulterated state.

As well as lectures, the issues will be explored further in seminars and practical sessions.

Evening lectures and discussion will complement the daytime lectures, and there will be a social event on Friday evening.

Lecture topics will be
• Ecosystem services;
• Resources and resource management;
• Flooding and drainage;
• Water and waste water;
• Sewage management;
• Food security;
• Gaia and the selfish gene;
• Liberation Ecology;
• Sustainable agriculture;
• Water security issues;
• Contaminated land;
• Biomimetics and bioremediation

Things you need to know


Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £100 deposit and 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us this notice of cancellation:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £100 deposit.
• 8 to 27 days notice – refund minus your £100 deposit for sales of £200 or under. On sales over £200 - 50% refund.
• 7 days notice or under – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

Course Fees.

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Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are spaces available on this course.

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