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.
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.
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.
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.
JBA Trust are recruiting for an 'Engagement and Technical Support Officer: Part-time (0.6 FTE)' which will be focused on using JBA Trust models of rivers and coasts to communicate flood risk concepts to a range of audiences as well as developing educational resources to support STEM activities.
Environment Agency are holding a consultation seeking your views on the charge proposals which have developed to take effect in England in April 2018. The new charge proposals cover:
South East Rivers Trust are currently recruiting for a Project Development Team Manager/Project Development Officer.
If you have or know of someone who has experience in designing river restoration projects/catchment works, please have a look at the vacancies on the SERT website.
**Deadline Friday 19th January!**
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.
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.