Dam Removal Europe (DRE) have launched a campaign promoting the use of the Barrier Tracker with the aim of increasing the number of recorded barriers across Europe.
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/
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.
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.
The European Open Rivers Programme is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for project submissions for dam removal preparatory and demolition projects that fall under grant categories A and B. The EoI must be submitted online via the programme’s Grant Management System by 17:00 CET on 8th July 2022.
Applications are now open for the European Riverprize
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, 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.