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.
Restoration Specialist (2 positions) - Water Environment Fund
£32,664 per annum
1 x post (REG18877): Full-time, Permanent.
1 x post (REG19343): Temporary, 9 months with a possibility of extension (Maternity Cover)
Flexible location: to be agreed
Help improve Scotland’s rivers.
In early August 2017, SEPA published new and updated guidance related to flood risk and land use planning. Here SEPA explain more about the guidance, and why they believe taking account of flood risk in the planning process is so important.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The UK’s woodlands are worth £1.8bn in pollution removal services, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).