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APLYSIA Awarded the Ecology Prize 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On Wednesday, December the 14th , APLYSIA was awarded the 1st place in the Innovation Category- Solutions for Water Management of the Ecology Prize 2016, with the project ReNaturalize. The winning project ReNaturalize is an innovation initiative from APLYSIA in river restoration that took place in the Atlantic tropical forest in the state of Espírito Santo- Brazil. The project applied a British river restoration technique where large wood was installed in the river channel as a way to improve river processes.

Major improvements planned to Bath’s river corridor

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Flood alleviation, habitat enhancements and a Bat Habitat Strategy are all part of a major project which aims to revitalise waterways along the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal.

From Bath and North East Somerset Council: Bath & North East Somerset Council is proposing to allocate up to £150,000 to support projects to improve the river corridor in Bath over the next year.

River Management Survey - Macquarie University

Monday, November 14, 2016

Survey on river management and the River Styles Framework.

Macquarie University are looking for people who work in river management/restoration to undertake this survey in order to gain some insight into current river management practices, tools and networks. This will help make improvements to the existing tool, prioritise new features and support river management practices through applications and professional development.

Beck flowing through Bradford to be restored

Monday, November 7, 2016

Project which aims to restore Clifton Beck and involve local communities has received a funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

From the Telegraph & Argus: A project aiming to improve a beck running through parts of the Bradford district has received a £74,500 funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The trust will start work this month and hopes to complete its project by April 2018, with support from the Environment Agency, the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, and Bradford and Calderdale Councils.

Partnership between The National Flood Forum and the Rivers Trust secure funding to reduce flood risk in England

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EU funding has been secured by the National Flood Forum, in partnership with the Rivers Trust, to work together with local communities, local authorities, rivers trusts and catchment partnerships to reduce flood risk in the East of England.

Unlocking the River Severn

Friday, October 28, 2016

Almost £20 million has been secured to fund the largest restoration project of its kind in Europe which will reopen the UK's longest river to all fish species, including endangered shad, salmon, eel and lamprey.  A partnership between The Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency (EA), the Canal & Rivers Trust and Natural England (NE) successfully secured this funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU LIFE-Nature.