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NFM Projects Announced that are to Receive the £15m Defra Funding

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Schemes announced to receive £15m of natural flood management funding

Environment minister Thérése Coffey has announced details of projects which have been allocated funding for natural flood defences. As part of a drive to roll out innovative techniques to reduce flood risk. 34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1m government funded competition, the first of its kind, enabling them to realise plans to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, meanders, channels, and trees to store, drain or slow flood water.

PhD Opportunity - Reducing Flood Peaks with Trees

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reducing Flood Peaks with Trees and Other Nature-Based Methods Across the English Catchment with the Largest Recorded Flood Discharge

The aim of the project is to deliver scientific evidence of the benefits of trees and other measures of 'natural flood management' to flood peak reductions for Lancaster city through a combination of innovative field measurements and a range of modelling techniques.

Water, Infrastructure & Climate Change - National Infrastructure Commission Report

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission has assessed the impact of the environment and climate change on future infrastructure. It includes analysis of water quality and water resource impacts, and looks at the prospects for integrating green infrastructure and natural capital into future infrastructure plans.

Fish Conservation on the Thames - Guidance for Developers from ZSL

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has published guidance on fish conservation for planners, developers, local authority officers and consultants, with the goal of improving fish conservation in the Tidal Thames region, encompassing all Local Authorities adjoining the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Gravesend.

Volunteer Opportunity: International Wetland Communications (WLI)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) provide wetland conservation solutions that work in today's society, sustaining both wildlife and people. WWT have been working to save wetlands and their wildlife for nearly 70 years, using a successful model of wetland centres in the UK, combined with UK-based and international species and wetland conservation projects. For the last 25 years, we have been running the WLI programme (Wetland Link International), a support network for wetland centres globally.

WTT Seeks a New Trustee

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Wild Trout Trust is currently seeking an additional Director (Trustee) to join its Board of Directors. WTT are particularly interested in an individual in possession of significant professional communications and marketing experience, and who would be able to use this to provide strategic direction to the WTT's communications activities.

Job Opportunity: Biodiversity Planning Officer

Monday, July 24, 2017

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are looking for an experienced ecologist to work as part of the Living Landscapes North Team, providing advice and assistance to Local Authorities on planning applications, policies and strategies.

This is a challenging position that requires an excellent understanding of wildlife legislation, the planning system and current planning policies.

Potential candidates will need to demonstrate significant experience of undertaking habitat and species surveys and be able to work to tight deadlines.

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