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Selune River Dam Removal

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nicolas Hulot, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, gives his green light to the biodiversity restoration project of the Sélune Valley.

Nicolas Hulot, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition engages with the Local elected officials a project to restore the biodiversity of the valley of Sélune. This project allow the river to recover a good ecological quality and will aim at long term sustainable development in the valley.

NERC funds research on impact of farm land use on Thames flooding

Monday, November 13, 2017

NERC is to award £1.25m to a research project which will examine the extent to which farmers in the west Thames area can prevent fluvial flooding by choosing different crops, building soil organic matter and planting more trees.

Led by the University of Reading, the researchers will work with farmers, communities and local authorities across the area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk.

Irwell Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management Group

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

During 2016 Natural England applied for an additional round of funds, through the DEFRA Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, to promote natural flood management among groups of farmers in areas hit by floods in late 2015. A bespoke, flood focused, scheme was subsequently launched in December 2016. In North West England funds were awarded to four projects, including an application in the upper River Irwell catchment led by Groundwork MSSTT in its role as host for the Irwell Catchment Partnership.

CIEEM 2018 Awards Now Open

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The CIEEM Awards celebrate the amazing work that our members and others contribute to our natural environment. The Awards continue to be a highlight for the sector, showcasing the dedication and achievements of individuals, organisations and projects.

In addition to the existing categories, we are introducing two brand new Awards for 2018 - Best Practice Mitigation Awards and Consultancy of the Year Awards.

For more information, click here.

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.

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