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.
This years policy developments in the UK are outlined and RRC members enjoyed a site visit to the River Dove.
Members visited the award winning scheme on the Beam Washlands. The RRC also ran a best practice river restoration, construction and design workshop.
The outputs of the annual conference are published online and Dr Werner Lazowski wins a years free RRC membership through a competition based on the EU LIFE+ RESTORE project.
Over 200 people attended the RRCs annual conference. There were nearly 30 seminars and 3 site visits, it was a very successful event. Elsewhere, RESTORE inform and communicate best practice for river restoration.