Alister Leggatt is an Asset Manager within Affinity Water, a water supply company operating in the south-east of England, responsible for delivery of their catchment management programme to improve water quality. He has worked at Affinity Water for 15 years in a variety of roles and has been leading an enthusiastic catchment management team for 8 years. Alister is an experienced practitioner of environmental management as well as having expertise as a water quality scientist. His current focus is on working in partnership with a range of sectors, including agriculture, to develop integrated catchment solutions to water quality issues posing a risk to public water supply including pesticides, nitrate and industrial pollutants. Affinity Water are the headline sponsor of Groundswell 2019 are keen to promote farming practices that are beneficial for both soil and water.
Session led by Affinity Water, Alister Leggatt to chair with Paul Brown (Kings), Rebecca Inman (FWAG East) and Paul Cherry (Weston Park Farms). A discussion to talk about the wider uses of cover cropping and how to maximise these benefits whilst also increasing soil health and improving the water cycle.