One year on from Storm Desmond the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, in collaboration with the British Hydrological Society have released their report on the winter floods 2015/2016 in the UK.
CIEEM In Practice Magazine - Feature Article on Swindale Beck, Cumbria
Rewiliding and Species Reintroductions
Have a look at this article on Rewilding in a Managed Landscape. The article descibes the work carried out to restore a meandering profile and natural processes in a section of the Swindale Beck, a tributary of the River Eden in Cumbria. It outlines the need for the project, the restoration methods employed and the anticipated benefits, and discusses some of the challenges of delivering a rewilding project within a managed landscape.
New online service to help inform decisions affecting the quality of water and ecosystems in the UK - web-based platform for catchment management.
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is leading a community project to deliver a new online service which has been launched to help better manage the quality of water and ecosystems in the UK.
Applications for the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize are now open!
Any organisation or partnership who has implemented a successful program of activities benefiting a river, lake, wetland or estuary, in any part of the world, is encouraged to apply.
The winner will be announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 19th September 2017, receiving AU$200,000 in prize money from the Bert & Vera Thiess Foundation.
Applications close 24th March 2017.
On February 8th, at Scotland's Annual Flood Risk Management Conference, SEPA launched a Flood Warning Development Framework for 2017-2021.
Last year Scotland experienced some of its most severe flooding with storms Desmond, Eva and Frank causing sustained and persistent rainfall from December 2015 into January 2016.
Flood forecasting and warning is an essential service to help communities be aware and prepared for flood events such as those witnessed last year, and can help reduce the impact which flooding has on people's lives.
Take part in this survey on beaver reintroduction.
This research is being carried out as part of a nationwide evaluation of attitudes towards the reintroduction of the Eurasian Beaver to Great Britain, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council. This piece of research is being conducted from an independent and impartial standpoint meaning that all views would be welcomed and it may be of great interest to many organisations and individuals.
The aims of the research include:
The effect of forests on river discharge is an important question that is highly topical at the moment. The Coalburn2020 experiment was set up to see if we can predict now the future hydrological impact resulting from current felling of some of the mature forest. Have a look at the website for more information.