The RRC helped contribute an article to this month's Managing Water and its Environment Magazine. Simon Whitton joins the RRC.

The second round of CRF funding is released and 42 projects have been approved. The Environment Agency, Natural England and the RRC will be providing technical assistance. Contenders for the RRC Olympics are announced.

In true Olympic spirit the RRC outline a number of awards for restoration projects in the UK. The outputs from this years conference are also published.

The first phase of the Catchment Restoration Fund is awarded to 29 projects in England as part of the governments WFD programme. A RESTORE workshop was held in Denmark which looked at linking wetland, floodplain and river restoration.

A restoration project on the River Wandle in Croydon is going to rejuvenate a local park. Elsewhere the Environment Agency looks at "Keeping Rivers Cool".

The RRC's annual network conference and RESTORE's European good practice workshops were held this month. And the Bulletin asks: "Is the WFD fit for purpose?"

The International River Foundation announce that there will be a European river prize held in 2013. In other news Joanne Evason leaves the RRC after 6 years.

DEFRA declare the list of Nature Improvement Areas (NIA), one of these is the River Nene. A progress report on flood risk management is also released.

A habitat improvent project on the River Welland gets underway and the UK flood risk research strategy is launched.

The Wild Trout Trust Awards were held with the projects on the River Itchen and Midsomer Norton being joint winners. This month the Government also published the Water White Paper - Water For Life.