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.
This months edition focuses on the EU LIFE+ RESTORE project.
The RRC works with the Environment Agency to produce a deculverting strategy for Northern England. This months bulletin also provides updates on restoration sites in the Thames region.
Outputs are released from the West Region RESTORE event on River Restoration Design and Delivery. Elsewhere the Environment Agency outline the 10 most improved rivers in England and Wales.