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The Role of Natural Capital in Catchment Management

Monday, June 5, 2017

“This is an excerpt from a paper given by Donal Daly, manager of the Catchments Unit at the EPA, at a meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Chapter) in Tullamore in April 2017. It explores the role of natural capital in catchment management and outlines a framework for ‘catchment services’. The full paper can be downloaded here.

MSc Studentship Award Scheme 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The British Hydrological Society, JBS Trust and Environment Agency are delighted to announce that the MSc Studentship Award Scheme will be open for applications again in 2017. Now in its seventh year, the award scheme supports talented students wishing to pursue development of their academic experience and qualifications in hydrology and catchment management. Graduates of MSc courses play a vital part in the future management of the water environment.

New Study Shows that Natural Flood Management Could Reduce Flooding

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A new modelling study, commissioned by The Rivers Trust, shows that extensive and appropriately located Natural Flood Management (NFM) could make a significant difference to flood flows which would compliment traditional engineering measures.

The Rivers Trust has been working with JBA Consulting, Lancaster University and United Utilities to investigate how extensive NFM in large recently flooded catchments could have reduced flood flows in extreme storms, such as Storm Desmond in December 2015, which caused an estimated  £500million of damage.