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Job Opportunity at Freshwater Biological Association

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rare opportunity to join Pearl Mussel Team at the Freshwater Biological Association

The Freshwater Biological Association is looking for a Pearl Mussel Officer to join the team conserving and rearing freshwater pearl mussels, Margaritifera margaritifera, with particular responsibility for the daily running of the Hatchery, at their facilities on the shore of Windermere.

Please click here for more information on the application process.

Do trees in UK-relevant river catchments influence fluvial flood peaks?: a systematic review

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Further calls for the inclusion of natural solutions in flood alleviation schemes were made following the severe floods in Cumbria, December 2015. Acknowledging ongoing debates around the evidence for tree cover as an effective flood mitigation measure, the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published results of a systematic review of the current evidence in order to inform policy and planning decisions, and to identify knowledge gaps and areas for priority research.

Job Vacancy - Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Spey Fishery Board has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Project Officer to continue the work of the very successful Spey Catchment Initiative (SCI). This will involve delivering actions from the 2016 Spey Catchment Management Plan through the implementation of key priority projects, ensuring that these are delivered within an agreed time frame, to the required standard and within budget. The role will also involve developing effective liaison, communication and partnerships with land managers, agencies and private sector advisors.

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue "Recent Progress in River Biogeochemistry Research"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We invite you to submit your latest research findings showing progress in River Biogeochemistry to a special issue in Water (ISSN 2073-4441) – an open access journal (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water). The world rivers discharge tremendous amounts of freshwater and dissolved and suspended solids to the sea, affecting physical, chemical, and biological domains of coastal and marine systems. The quantity and quality of the riverine outflows can be greatly affected by a number of factors in the drainage basins, including natural (e.g.

Job Opportunity at Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is a small and ambitious environmental charity dedicated to the protection and enhancement of rivers in the South of England, which includes the Hampshire Avon, the Dorset Stour, the Test, the Itchen and the Meon.

As a result of the present post holder leaving to manage the family farm, WCSRT is seeking to recruit a Test and Itchen Catchment Officer. It is desirable the successful candidate will have experience in at least three of the four following areas:

Dam It! How Beavers Could Save Britain from Flooding

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At a secret location in the rolling pasture of west Devon lies a marshy patch of farmland protected by £35,000-worth of solar-powered electric fencing. This isn’t to keep people out but to restrain the tree-chomping, river-damming residents of these three hectares. Outside the fence is a typical small valley, with a trickle of a stream, willow thickets and pasture grazed by cattle. Inside the enclosure, the tiny stream has been blocked by 13 dams, creating pools and half-metre-wide canals.

Job Opportunity at NRW

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This role is fundamental in providing specialist flood risk responses to planning consultations, ensuring the principles within Welsh Government's Technical Advice Note 15 (Development & Flood Risk) are applied to new developments, reducing the damage floods can do and helping to implement more flood resilient design.

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