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RSPB Wallasea Island Project- World Environment Day Seminar

May 3, 2013
by Alison Simmance

RSPB Wallasea Island Project: Conservation for the 21st Century

World Environment Day Seminar 2013 by Chris Tyas Wallasea Island Project Manager, RSPB

Wednesday 5 June | 16:00- 18:00pm | Wine & nibbles from 16:00 | The Nuffield Theatre, Building 6, Lecture Theatre A, Highfield Campus

Join us in celebration of World Environment Day with a special afternoon seminar and art exhibition.

All staff, students, local teachers, community groups and the wider public are welcome to attend this free event.


Download and share the event’s poster: RSPB Wallasea Island Project- World Environment Day Poster.

Did you know?

Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe. The project will receive 4.5million tonnes of material excavated during the Crossrail operations in London to help shape Europe’s largest man-made nature reserve. The aim of this project is to combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding by recreating the ancient wetland landscape of mudflats and saltmarsh, lagoons and pasture.

The landmark project adopts a true multidisciplinary approach which will prove influential in linking Europe’s largest construction project with the continent’s biggest wetland creation scheme.

What’s World Environment Day?

World Environment Day is an annual event that¬†is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your food print.

Event Information:

The event is part of the University of Southampton’s Multidisciplinary Seminar Series and is jointly organised by the Multidisciplinary Sustainability Science at Southampton (SSS) Group and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI).



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Share your experience with us @SustainScience #WED2013


Relevant Links:

RSPB website

Wallasea Island Project Leaflet.

Crossrail website

The Environment Agency


Categories: Blog, RSPB, SMMI, and Sustainability. Tags: #WED2013, CrossRail, multidisciplinary research, RSPB, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, Sustainability Science at Southampton, Wallasea Island Project, and World Environment Day. Project names: RSPB Wallasea Island Project.