Championing our Water: Friends of Lewes talk, Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 7.45pm

Aimee Felus: Challenges of Water Management in a Chalk Landscape

Aimee Felus is Project Manager for the Brighton Chalk Management Partnership (ChaMP), which works to improve and protect the sources of water in our area.

The chalk of the South Downs is porous and holds water like a sponge. This aquifer enables Southern Water to pump groundwater for both homes and businesses in an otherwise relatively dry part of the country.

As with many of our natural resources this groundwater is under threat – from population pressures and as a side effect of modern farming and life styles.

Aimee will explain the work of ChaMP, and its relevance to Lewes in protecting our precious groundwater.

ChaMP is led by South Downs National Park Authority, Southern Water and the Environment Agency.

River in Lewes

Venue: Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance)

Entry: Free for Friends of Lewes members, £3 for non-members

Wine and juice can be purchased in the interval

See the Diary page for a list of  forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Lewes