Solent Protection Society – Members’ webinar evenings

Our Winter/Spring series of evening online webinars for Solent Protection Society members and friends, continues on February 6th when we will welcome Rob Woodside, Conservation & Estates Director of English Heritage.

Rob has 25 years’ experience of working in the heritage, environment and sustainability sectors. English Heritage is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of 420 historic properties across England, including Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, Ironbridge and Dover Castle. Rob is leading on the development and implementation of the English Heritage Sustainable Conservation Strategy. His interests include conservation planning, project management, use of new technology, supporting heritage skills and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It is on this latter point that we have asked him particularly to focus on the current works and future plans for Hurst Castle, here in the Solent.

Webinar registration

To register for one of the SPS webinars talks, please complete the form below and we will send joining information to you by email.

Please note: These talks are normally only open to members of the Society. If you are not currently a member, but wish to join us, please follow this link first.

Previous webinars

Monday 12 September 2022, 19:30 – Professor John Williams

John Williams is Professor of Environmental Technology and research lead for the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth

He is Director of the Environmental Technology Field Station, a unique facility based at Petersfield wastewater treatment works.  This facility has laboratories and test beds which allow work on pilot scale treatment systems using real sewage.  It is the base for a major collaboration with Southern Water to create an Innovation Hub for addressing the problems facing small sewage treatment sites. 

His work is mainly concerned with water quality improvements in wastewater and sustainable drainage (SuDS).  Currently, in collaboration with Southern Water, looking at ways to remove phosphorous from sewage that avoids the need for chemical dosing and large-scale infrastructure.  The overall aim of this work is to develop low impact solutions to real world environmental problems.

Monday 7 November 2022, 19:30Mr Aldred Drummond

Mr Drummond is the Chief Executive Officer of Fawley Waterside Limited and is the owner of the neighbouring Cadland Estate.

The Fawley Power Station site was purchased from RWE n-power in 2015 with the ambition to create something quite transformational for the Southern Waterside.

Reconstruction work is now well underway and he and his team are passionate about the long-term prosperity of this Southern part of Southampton Water and conceiving a new settlement that respects the natural beauty and importance of New Forest.

Proposed development at Fawley Waterside