Recent years have seen the introduction of a range of landscape interventions to help mitigate the level of flood risk upstream of flood-affected communities by emulating natural phenomena – so called Natural Flood Management (NFM). The strength of evidence for the effectiveness of each type of intervention or group of interventions in the landscape often remains incomplete or debated. With this meeting the British Hydrological Society seeks to present some key findings from the previous and ongoing science, and highlight where further research is needed.
“Embedding an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for development” is the first proposed action in the Government’s recent 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment. The plan explains that "current policy is that the planning system should provide biodiversity net gains where possible" and a consultation on strengthened biodiversity net gains requirements has been published.
The next Dam Removal Europe seminar will take place on the 22-23 of May 2019 in Pärnu, Estonia!
Flood and Coast is a three-day exhibition and programme of workshops, presentations, debate and panel sessions event that advances the debate about flood and coast erosion risk, resilience and response.
Building Valuing Nature Network members’ capacity to participate in international research collaborations
19-20 June, Manchester
This international study weekend has been organised as part of the celebrations for this year’s 70th anniversary of the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group. The study weekend will take place in Delft in the Netherlands, allowing delegates to visit the area’s innovative defences that are unlike any in the UK.
River Rally provides an excellent opportunity to share your experience with a broad audience. Do you have a proven approach or innovation that could help achieve healthy rivers and engage communities in solving water problems? Are you interested in delivering a workshop that is designed to transfer success stories or lessons learned, includes a combination of instruction and hands-on skill building, and will give participants new knowledge they can apply to their work? If so, we need you. Submit a proposal to present a workshop in Cleveland!
Our five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration. It covers general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments.