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.

The Inaugural winner of the British River Price is announced and the RRC celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The RRC have been on the road attending workshops and site visits in Newcastle, Norfolk and Rhondda. The England River Prize finalists are announced and the Nene is restored through Peterborough.

RRC provide advice in Shetland to secure the future of the freshwater pearl mussel. Training workshops and river prize deadline.