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Meet the Team

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Simon manages the Catchment & Environment Team at Portsmouth Water and is the lead contact for the partnership. Simon's background is hydrogeology and groundwater quality protection with over 20+ years working for the Environment Agency. Please get in touch with Simon to discuss partnership opportunties. 

TEL: 07714132949

Simon Deacon

Catchment & Environment Manager- Portsmouth Water 

James Bucknall

Senior Catchment Officer- Portsmouth Water 

James is delivering Portsmouth Waters Catchment Management Programme and is the key contact for Portsmouth Water's agri-environment grant schemes. James' background is in water quality and groundwater protection, having worked for Portsmouth Water for 15+ years. Please get in touch to discuss Portsmouth Water's free services and grant schemes.

TEL: 07736 279 141

Sophie Emms

Catchment Officer- Portsmouth Water 

Sophie is supporting and helping deliver the work of the catchment team, in particular with delivering our grant schemes, PES services and reviewing planning applications. Sophie recently graduated with a degree in ecology and conservation and after working as a sampler for Portsmouth Water has recently moved to join the catchment team. Please get in contact with Sophie if you have any questions about our oil tank, PES or capital grant schemes.


Jenna manages Biodiversity for Portsmouth Water, including enhance it on operational sites. Jenna's background is Ecology and Land Management with over 15 years working for Local Authorities Countryside Services. Please get in touch with Jenna to discuss Biodiversity opportunities and the Portsmouth Water Biodiversity Grant Scheme. 

TEL: 07384832390

Jenna Dewhurst

Environment & Biodiversity Specialist- Portsmouth Water

George Tinker

East Hampshire & Western Streams Hampshire Chalk Catchments, Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer - Natural England

George is the Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for the East Hampshire and Western Streams catchment. He provides advice and support to farmers and landowners on practical farm measures to improve water and air quality. George has a UK and European background in both animal and land conservation and is looking forward to applying this experience to the farm advice that he provides, to the benefit of all.

Please get in touch with George to discuss how CSF and the Downs and Harbours Clean Water Partnership can benefit you and your farm business

TEL: 07899713163

Jade is a Business Development Advisor working with the Forestry Commission in the South East & London area: covering Hampshire, Isle of Wright, West Sussex and Surrey. Jade advises farmers, landowners and agents on the improvement and expansion of resilient and financially viable woodland whilst achieving environmental benefits such as improving water quality. Jade’s background extends from farmland entomology to advising farmers on topics such as soil health and nutrient management.


Please get in touch with Jade to discuss possible woodland creation opportunities or to find out more on the support and advice available through the Forestry Commission

Jade Hemsley 

Business Development Advisor (Woodland Creation) - Forestry Commission

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