The UK River Prize finalists are included in this month's edition. The overall winner will pick up the Nigel Holmes Trophy on the 19th of May at the RRC's Annual Network Conference. Elsewhere Simon Whitton leaves the RRC, the Channel Management Handbook is published and bookings open for the next RRC Training Course.
This month's edition looks at our 2015 Training Course and Site Visit programme which features events in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are reports, interviews and news items from the Environment Agency, SEPA and NRW as well as a blog post from Fiona Bowles, the RRC Chair.
In this special edition we celebrate 20 years of the RRC with an article which looks at how things have changed since 1994. The 2015 UK River Prize has also been announced, you can now apply to win the Nigel Holmes Trophy later this year. Other items include an article on the Mulkear Life Project, a report on WEF's progress and some stats from the Catchment Restoration Fund.
In this month's issue we look at the EU's Natural Water Retention Measures and a WWF report on the state of English chalk streams. There are also details on booking and sponsorship opportunities for our 2015 Annual Network Conference . Elsewhere there are questionnaires to fill in and we look back at the RRC's year in numbers.
The winner of the 2014 IRF European Riverprize was announced this month in Vienna. Also, the Rivers Trust will hold their Annual Conference at the end of November and there is a great article on the life and work of Nigel Holmes. Other items include highlights from the European River Restoration Conference 2014, RiverWiki project of the month and some cool facts from the RRC's restoration project inventory.
The 2014 European Riverprize is held this month and the RRC visited Malmesbury, Norfolk, Sweden and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere the River Basin Management Plan was opened for consultation and the RRC announced its new Flickr account.
The RRC hosted successful site visits and workshops in Cumbria and Peterborough this month. The Environment Agency published a working with natural processes development framework and the Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust appointed a new director.
A new aquatic and riparian plant management guide is published by DEFRA and the Environment Agency. The RRC Annual General Meeting was held in the New Forest and an article by enny Mant is included in July's edition of The Environmentalist.
The RRC held two site visits to the River Test in Hampshire and the River Ouse in Sussex. Outputs of this years conference are released and Nick moves on after 4 years at the RRC.
This month the RRC held a natural flood management training course. A project in the the Natural Trust Holnicote Estate was the subject of the workshop.