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MERLIN project: questionnaire to gather insights about individual perceptions, experiences and attitudes to freshwater nature-based solutions

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The MERLIN project (Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation) aims at mainstreaming nature-based solutions as key approach to deal with current societal challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss and other sector specific issues. Further information on the project can be found at: https://project-merlin.eu/ 

The benefits of Woodland Creation - Woods and Water

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Check out this blog 'Right tree, right place, to support water and wildlife' by Michael Rogers, Head of Conservation at Eden Rivers Trust. In this guest blog, Michael looks at how trees can benefit our watercourses, and shares experiences from the Croglin Valley in Cumbria to show the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.

Assessing the extent of historical floodplain meadows using GIS

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

We have long been interested in assessing the historical extent of floodplain meadows and have worked with a range of individuals over the years who are researching their local meadows in terms of their historic extent. This work requires in-depth research, exploration of the archives and a good knowledge of the local area and is therefore quite specialised.

Parts of Scotland have reached early warning stage in the first water scarcity report published by SEPA this year.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its first water scarcity report of the year, with low levels being recorded in parts of Scotland.

The southern half of the country has reached early warning stage and businesses which abstract water should consider how they can be more efficient to protect both the environment and their own operations.

Scotland's rivers in recovery after £3.7m investment

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Scotland’s rivers, lochs and wetlands are being restored back to good health, thanks to support from NatureScot’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

In the past three years, the Scottish Government has invested £3.7m in 27 freshwater and river restoration projects across the country, using innovative, nature-based solutions to help reverse biodiversity loss and mitigate against the effects of climate change.

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