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 State of Our Rivers Report will, for the first time, allow every reader in England to understand the health of their local river and what they can do to improve it.
Rivers are fundamental to our food and water security, the recovery of nature and our resilience to the climate crisis. It is vital that politicians and public can access a clear and comprehensive evidence base to understand the interconnectedness of river health. As well as showing the current state of our rivers, our report shows:
The Catchment Data & Evidence Forum brings together catchment management practitioners, data scientists, and specialists to share the latest developments in catchment monitoring and citizen science, modelling, data sharing, and analysis. Once again, the forum will be hosted online to ensure that the event is as safe and accessible as possible.
Free and open to all, we welcome anyone who is involved or interested in using data & evidence to support environmental management and engage communities.
We are excited to invite you to attend and participate in our 2021 Scottish online conference being held over two half days on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th October.
The 2021 Scottish conference will focus on how we can meet the challenge of greening our urban environments.
Our online conference will take place this year on 13th, 14th and 15th October. We have lined up an exciting selection of speakers and sessions. We will also showcase and announce our Floodplain Meadows Arts and Crafts competition winners.
The Energy & Climate Institute predicts by the 2050s, 2.6 million people will be living in areas that are at significant risk to flooding. In December 2015, parts of the UK were devastated by record-breaking levels of rainfall as a result of Storm Desmond.
This is an exciting time to be an ecologist or environmental manager. There is increased public and political awareness of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis, This is creating demand for multi-functional and multi-disciplinary solutions for sustainable management of ecological resources. Through shared good practice and innovation, we need to lead the way in finding smarter, more effective ways of working.
This conference follows the publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024, and will discuss the changes outlined in the plan alongside the implementation of the Government’s Environmental Land Management Scheme, which includes:
This conference will examine policy priorities for tackling flooding and coastal erosion in the UK following the launch of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (FCERM) and in light of the long-term challenges being faced around climate change, investment, infrastructure, and research.