In this first bulletin of the year, we focus on the RRC Conference early-bird bookings which are closing soon, and the fast approaching deadline for the 2020 UK River Prize! Apply now!

Plus, there are lots of interesting news links to catch up on, as well as the EA Consultation on Challenges & Choices, and an enquiry from a PhD student regarding leaky dams.

RRC is looking for a Senior River Restoration Adviser to join the team at Cranfield. Also, 2020 UK River Prize applications will be opening soon. Plus there is still time to take advantage of reduced rate attendance of the 2020 RRC Conference. 

This month we have opened bookings for the 2020 RRC Conference River restoration: scaling up our ambition. Early-bird bookings are available until 10th February 2020 so don't miss your chance to secure your place at a reduced rate. Plus, check out the draft programme, see what sponsorship options are still available, & submit a poster abstract to showcase your efforts. The conference attracts over 350 delegates from the industry - this is an event you don't want to miss! Also, we are currently looking for those involved in Stage 0 restoration in the UK. Please get in touch if you have an information or experience of working with this technique. Finally, our Managing Director Martin is growing a moustache and fundraising for Movember. Please support his efforts by donating through this fundraising page. Thank you.

This month we released the sponsorship options for the 2020 conference! Have a trade stand or advertise in the conference handbook. Plus, check out all the river restoration related news we have shared this month. There are lots of job opportunities, advertised through our dedicated river restoration related jobs webpage.

This month we released the call for abstracts for the 2020 RRC Conference! We are now accepting presentation abstracts looking at a range of topics highlighted in the 2019 Conference feedback. Have a look at the webpage for more information and to submit your abstract before the deadline 14th October! Plus, early-bird conference sponsorship is now available at a discounted rate before 31st October. Visit the conference sponsorship webpage for more information on becoming a sponsor or advertising at the conference, and email us with any queries. We are also advertising 4 upcoming RRC training courses. We offer training on a range of topics including Hydromorphology and Catchment-wide restoration planning. Plus we are planning a new course looking at desk-based assessment using secondary information and evidence to enhance your understanding of a site and help decision-making for actions for river restoration.

This month check out upcoming training courses RRC are offering over the rest of the year. Join us for the 'Developing a Catchment-wide restoration plan' training to find out how to identify pressures and impacts across a catchment, and prioritise restoration projects for catchment-wide benefit. Also, book your place now on the River Habitat Survey Certification course taking place in Cardiff in March 2020! Plus, read up on our newest member of the RRC team, Hannah, who will be working on the MICS project to identify effective ways of measuring the impact of citizen science on the environment. Thanks to our 2 student interns who worked with us over the summer to develop 2 apps to help record data to improve monitoring of river restoration projects. Thanks for all your hard work!

This month we are happy to announce we are advertising a few more training courses before the end of 2019. Find out more and book your place on these upcoming courses including 'Developing a Catchment-wide Restoration Plan', plus the next 'River Habitat Survey Certification course'. Also, have a look at some of the photos and blogs from recent Member site visits to the River Otter Beaver Trial near Exeter, and the Tichborne Restoration Project in Hampshire. Plus we are holding another site visit in the South later this year - why not book your space now on the upcoming site visit to the New Forest Wetlands Project on 16th October?! Furthermore, check out recent river restoration news, and get in touch if you know of any potential or recent barrier removal projects.

This month we look at the upcoming training courses over the rest of 2019. Also, upload your recent projects to the RiverWiki, and add them to the NRRI to add to this growing database of now more than 5,000 projects over the last 20 years! London Climate Action Week is being held in the first week of July 2019. Find out what events are taking place and take part in these visits and practical workshops. Plus, check out news and events and the recently launched Job Adverts webpage to advertise all river restoration related opportunities.

Have a look at the upcoming training courses and site visits on offer in this month's edition of the RRC Bulletin. Plus, we acknowledge the 2019 UK River Prize winners 'the New Forest Wetlands Project', and look back at feedback from the 2019 RRC Conference. Also - check out our recently launched Job Adverts webpage where you can advertise your river restoration related job opportunities, and look for opportunities.

This month we announced the keynote speaker for the 2019 RRC Conference, and the 2019 UK River Prize Finalists. Have a look at the upcoming RRC training courses including 'Developing a Catchment-wide River Restoration Plan' and 'Mapping for Natural Flood Management'. Plus, watch this space for the Manual of River Restoration Techniques update.