Jan Brooke Environmental Consultant Ltd.‏

Jan Brooke: examples of training courses, workshops and related activities

At International Level

Jan participated as the trainer on Sustainability, Environmental Impact Assessment and Working with Nature for the PIANC international Marina Designer Training Programme held in Rome in 2013. A combination of lectures, case studies and practical hands-on activities were used effectively, engaging participants with different backgrounds from around the world.

Since 2012, Jan has been responsible for the development of training materials and web-based interactions with trainees as course tutor for the Environmental Management module on the International Harbour Masters’ Diploma course. As part of this role she sets and marks assignments on Environmental Impact Assessment.

At European level

Jan has prepared and delivered awareness-raising workshops on the EU Water Framework Directive for JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions), a technical assistance partnership involving the European Commission and the European Investment Bank amongst others. Workshops were held for JASPERS’ own environmental experts (2012) and for Croatian and Polish authorities in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Of particular note amongst her extensive earlier experience, Jan was the Project Director for the European-funded Black Sea Coastal Zone Management, EIA and Environmental Audit Training Programme 1996-1997.

In the UK

In 2014 Jan prepared and ran a series of training workshops for Natural England, introducing participants to a wide range of international, European and domestic marine environmental legislation, and its implications for licensing and permitting processes. As part of this course, Jan also prepared a bespoke set of marine environment legislation ‘Factsheets’.

Jan also ran a similar training workshop for Peel Ports’ marine managers, introducing them to the range of marine environmental legislation relevant to port, harbour and dredging activities (2014).

Since 1999, Jan has run regular ‘Professional Ethics’ workshops for the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). These workshops are designed to help individuals preparing for their Professional Review understand the scope and application of CIWEM Mandatory Competence D2.

In 2009 and 2012 Jan participated as the WFD expert, preparing and delivering training workshops on ‘Clearing the Waters’, the Environment Agency’s dredging and disposal WFD guidance methodology.

Working with Ian White Associates, Jan organised and facilitated a 2010 workshop for the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities on the implications of climate change for inland waterways.

Since 2004, Jan has designed, prepared and facilitated bespoke workshops on the implications of the EU Water Framework Directive, amongst others for port authorities, for recreational boating organisations, and for flood risk managers at the Environment Agency.

Jan was a lecturer and facilitator on practical coastal management issues to MSc students in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (1998-2001).

From 1996 to 1999, Jan managed the consultation and stakeholder engagement aspects of the strategic level Bristol Channel marine aggregates dredging research project, including organising awareness raising workshops for interested groups and members of the public.

Jan lectured on EIA on a Water Training Industry course for local government officers in 1995.

In her role as Project Director or Project Manager of numerous Environmental Impact Assessments and similar studies from 1989 – 1996, Jan organised and facilitated many workshops and other events for stakeholders.
As part of her role as Senior Research Associate, Jan prepared and delivered lectures on coastal management and environmental impact assessment to students in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (1985 – 1989).