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Segura River wins 2016 IRF European Riverprize

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Segura River of Spain has been named the winner of the 2016 European Riverprize. This year's finalists included the River Trent in the UK.

Mr Miguel-Angel Rodenas, President of the Segura River Basin Authority, accepted the award at a gala dinner held at Vienna City Hall on Thursday 3 March, recognising the river’s extraordinary return to health following extensive restoration efforts over the past thirty years.

To find out more, visit the International River Foundation website below.

An appraisal of the Defra Multi-Objective Flood Management Projects - Moors for the Future

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

In December the Moors for the Future Partnership released an appraisal of the Defra Multi-Objective Flood Management Projects which included:

  • “From Source to Sea” - Holnicote, Somerset
  • “Making Space for Water”, Derbyshire
  • “Slowing the Flow at Pickering” – Yorkshire

To find out more click the link below.

Downstreams set to help five great urban river projects secure funding

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Downstreams team are using an innovative web site that helps to raise funds and generate support for urban river projects. It works by connecting businesses and communities with the projects, and building genuine connections. Everyone who engages knows they are making a difference.

This work will generate funding for a number of these projects to go ahead, helping Catchment based partners to build community ownership and empowerment in the process.

Consultancy opportunity for a river restoration study - East Renfrewshire Council

Thursday, January 28, 2016

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting tenders, from suitably qualified companies for a study to identify the opportunities and constraints for the delivery of integrated river restoration, green infrastructure and flood mitigation works across the Levern Water, Capelrig/Auldhouse Burn and Brock Burn.

Find out more here

New interactive map of nature-based flood risk management projects

Thursday, January 28, 2016

JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre have developed an interactive map of nature-based flood risk management projects. It’s a free resource with the main aim of assembling a map-based catalogue. JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre are also looking to identify how the performance of the projects is being assessed so that they can build a picture of how working with natural processes delivers benefits at a broader scale.

Read more here