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Job Opportunity: Water Team Leader at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are currently seeking a passionate, dynamic individual to lead their award winning Water Team. Working across the Hampshire Avon, Bristol Avon and Thames catchments, you will develop and deliver a diverse programme of river and wetland restoration projects. This will continue the successful work improving the ecological health of rivers and wetlands in Wiltshire. This will involve close working with multiple partners and stakeholders across the county.

PhD Opportunity - Wireless Sensor Networks in hydrological risk governance in developing countries

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Global Challenges Studentship at University of Birmingham, UK - Wireless Senor Networks & Hydrological Risk Governance

The University of Birmingham, UK, is investing in 20 fully-funded Global Challenges PhD scholarship, addressing the key global issues of the modern world and inviting the very best applicants to join us in our research.

Rationalising the Main River Network: De-maining Pilot Project Consultations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

As part of the Rationalising the Main River (RMRN) de-maining pilot project, the Environment Agency proposes to transfer flood risk management activities on the following sections of river and assets from the Environment Agency to the internal drainage boards (IDBs), lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) and district councils listed below.

UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Under its remit as a Delivery Partner in the UK-China Newton Fund, the Academy is partnering with the Chinese Academy of Engineering to implement the UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme. This Programme aims to support impactful research and enhance the impact of existing research in Urban Flooding in both countries by encouraging bilateral collaboration between academics and government as well as wider industry.

Exeter Flood Protection Project uses Rock Mattresses as an ecologically sensitive alternative to traditional gabions and blockstone

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As part of the second phase of the Exeter Flood Protection works BAM Nuttall installed a new flood compensation area. The original design was modified, reducing the quantity of block stone along the waterline by installing Salix's 250mm deep Ready-filled Rock Mattress.

BAM Nuttall found that the installation of the Ready-filled Rock Mattress revetment was a value engineering solution due to the speed of installation and lower cost, replacing the initial blockstone design.

Surface water drain misconnections damaging Thames ecology

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Domestic waste water pipes misconnected to surface water drains are leading to sewage and chemical pollution on every kilometre of London's rivers, a major study has found.

The findings have led ecologists who carried out the survey to call for local authorities to ensure the plumbing systems of new developments meet correct standards.

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