SEFS12 will run as a Virtual Conference in July 2021 due to the uncertainty relating to COVID19 and the likely continuation of health risks and travel restrictions as well as restrictions relating to indoor gatherings. We deeply regret that we won’t be able to welcome you in person to Dublin as originally planned. There is no doubt that SEFS12 will be a different experience but with the platforms available and creative programme design and promotion, we plan to ‘re-imagine’ SEFS12 and deliver an exciting, welcoming and interactive conference.
We all have a vested interest in making our national parks wilder. Despite some superb conservation initiatives, our national parks are nature-depleted and shadows of what they could be, unable to cope with the climate and extinction challenges we face. We're urging the creation of core rewilding areas across 10% of our national parks and another 50% as nature recovery areas with a mix of habitats.
This webinar will explore the application of a linked modelling approach to quantify the effectiveness of land-based NFM measures implemented across more permeable lowland catchments in the West Thames basin. The NFM measures under particular investigation include: crop and soil management, woodland creation and leaky barrier implementation. The linked modelling work has also evaluated how changing groundwater recharge dynamics, as a result of widespread NFM implementation, could influence the risk of groundwater flooding to vulnerable communities and river baseflow contributions.
This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants.
We invite you to join us on the journey to celebrate and transform our rivers towards resilience and ensure our rivers are there for our future generations. Global changes, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have given us more impetus for a paradigm shift and/or movement: from achieving healthy rivers to achieving resilient rivers. The road to resilience can be a complex journey with the interdependence of environmental, social and economic outcomes.
The 2021 Scottish conference, which will take place online across two days on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th October, will focus on how we can meet the challenge of greening our urban environments, in the context of current challenges including climate change, the biodiversity crisis and population growth.