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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.

Engage With Loggers to Meet Forestry Ambitions, Wales Told

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Commercial forestry could help Wales meet its woodland goals.

The Welsh government should work with commercial logging interests to help it plant enough trees to meet its woodland strategy, according to a committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

It would help ameliorate the effects of climate change and makes Wales self sufficient in timber production.

£30m Flooding Defence Scheme Announced, Yorkshire

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Yorkshire council has welcomed the Government's announcement of £30m of funding for a major flood defence scheme.

The Calderdale Flood Partnership Board has approved the flood scheme for Mytholmroyd after an investigation by the Environment Agency established it would provide the 'highest possible standard of flood protection for the village'.

The village of Mytholmroyd, which is outside the town of Hebden Bridge, was severely affected by the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

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