The Natural Capital Investment Conference taking place in London on 1st March 2018 will identify the best ways of securing much-needed investment in the UK’s natural environment. Organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, it will be a significant step forward in the quest for new ways of financing the restoration of key natural features such as woodland and wetland. The benefits that flow to everyone from this ‘natural capital’ have been valued at billions of pounds.
Priorities for UK Flood Resilience - Recognising Risk, Flood Management and Recovery
With a keynote address from Sarah Hendry, Director of Floods and Water, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Just over 18 months on from the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review this forum will bring together key stakeholders to assess the progress made so far and the priorities for preparedness and recovery from flooding across the UK.
There is an opportunity for consultants and charities to join a RHS certification course that the River Restoration Centre is organising as a special event from March 13th to March 16th 2018 in Cardiff.
The RHS Certification courses from now on will be run and hosted by the River Restoration Centre.
The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.
Flood and Coast is a unique event that advances the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response between government bodies and local authorities with business, major infrastructure and asset managers, as well as affected communities.
Convened by the Environment Agency, the event brings together the specialists in the supply chain that deliver technology and solutions to control the increasing risk of flood and rising sea levels around our coasts to spread best practice, discuss new ways of working and to deliver excellence in FCRM.
Flood Modeller, in conjunction with CIWEM's West Midlands branch and the British Hydrological Society, are holding a free-to-attend evening workshop on Thursday 22nd February at the University of Birmingham
Nature Based Solutions for hydrological extremes and water resource management
The session will explore the topical theme of using Nature Based Solutions to address catchment wide hydrological issues (e.g. management of flood risk, droughts) in both rural and urban settings.
Mark your calendars to attend this conference which is designed for practitioners, regulators, water and sewer authorities, and stormwater managers from the public, private and nonprofit sector. The conference will include national sessions via internet, along with local hubs to encourage more in-depth discussion, and networking.
Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country.
Despite the protection of water bodies being integral to the prosperity of agricultural, fishing and manufacturing industries, UK water quality requires significant and urgent improvement. Only 16% of surface water bodies assessed in England were classified as being in either high or good standard by DEFRA in 2017, compared with 26% in 2011. Furthermore, increasing pollution levels have contributed towards the number of healthy rivers declining in England from 27% in 2010 to 14% in 2017.
World Fish Migration Day will be celebrated on April 21st 2018 for the 3rd time!
We are proud to announce World Fish Migration Day 2018 is off to a great start with its first events uploaded on the website! Held on 21st of April 2018, we are aiming for thousands of events. We are pleased to invite you to join this Worldwide celebration that has gathered thousands of organisations across more than 60 countries.