Olivia has worked in the conservation sector for 20 years, mostly with the National Trust as Senior External Affairs Officer, covering policy issues including energy, planning, museums and horticulture, before becoming a Project Manager bringing in a £1.8 million HLF bid at Runnymede. Returning to advocacy she has worked at the Organic Research Centre and is now Advocacy Officer for the Floodplain Meadow Partnership hosted by the Open University. Looking to address the urgent need to promote and conserve Britain’s floodplain meadows Olivia focuses on key policy issues relating to agricultural funding reform, water quality, flooding and nature recovery. Alongside this Olivia also has run several creative projects including an art competition looking to engage people with this wonderful habitat.
The Floodplain Meadows Partnership will run a panel/workshop session focusing on the role of species rich floodplain grasslands as a prime example of a nature-based solution that can deliver a range of eco-services, whilst remaining a sustainable productive agricultural crop. It will look at the practicalities of management and restoration highlighting demonstration sites and partnerships […]