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Job Opportunity at Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust

Monday, December 11, 2017

Director - Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust

Salary in the region of £44,000. Full time post

The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to protection of the chalk-based rivers and catchments of the Wessex region (East Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire). The Trust works in partnership with landowners and farmers, schools, wildlife trusts, fisheries and fishing clubs, water companies and government agencies to achieve our goal.

ADA chair: lack of SuDS strategy a threat to flood risk management

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The government’s lack of a long-term strategy on SuDS is one of the three main threats to effective water level and flood risk management, according to the chairman of the ADA.

General - SuDs

Speaking at the ADA’s 80th annual conference in London, the out-going chairman Henry Cator listed three main threats: over-regulation, lack of investment and the government’s lack of a strategy for future planning of SuDS.

Job Opportunity at Environment Agency - Fisheries Officer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Environment Agency are seeking an experienced technical fisheries officer to join their busy fisheries, biodiversity and geomorphology team in Herts, North London. The role includes providing technical advice on a range of internal and external projects, consents and permit applications, including live fish movement permits, flood risk activity permits and pre-development applications for large scale infrastructure projects, all of which may impact on the fisheries environment and resource.

Job Opportunity: Project Development Officer at South East Rivers Trust

Monday, November 27, 2017

The South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is an environmental charity dedicated to achieving healthy river ecosystems, for all, across the South East of England (including parts of South London, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, East Sussex and Kent). The Trust's mission is to deliver outstanding river ecosystem enhancement through science-based action, collaboration, education and engagement. SERT has recently expanded its area of coverage having grown out of the Wandle Trust.

Intermittent Rivers Map - National River Flow Archive

Friday, November 24, 2017

Many rivers are not perennial, and experience periods of zero-flow along part or all of their channel length.  Some have annual patterns of flow and zero-flow in response to groundwater level or snowmelt (intermittent), some flow only briefly in response to rainfall (ephemeral), and others dry wholly or partially because of artificial influence.  These streams support a diverse range of aquatic and terrestrial ecology, including specialists that are able to exploit the changing conditions, and it is now being recognised that they deserve the same protection afforded to perennial rivers.

Postgraduate Water Management Online Module

Friday, November 24, 2017

The University of the Highlands and Islands' postgraduate module in Water Management will run in early 2018. This will be available through the existing MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development, as well as being available as a standalone module for those wishing to take the course as part of their continuing professional development (CPD). The fully online module will start on 29th January 2018 and will be delivered over 15 weeks.

PhD Opportunity - Hydrological response to agricultural land degradation in the Lesser Himalayas

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hydrological response to agricultural land degradation in the Lesser Himalayas

Further details can be found at:

Host Institution: University of Birmingham

Supervisory Team:  David Hannah (U of Birmingham), Harry Dixon (CEH), Sumit Sen (IIT Roorkee), Stefan Krause (U of Birmingham), Julian Clark (U of Birmingham)

Deadline for Applications: 22 January 2018