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RRC funded by The Esmée Fairbairne Foundation for new third sector engagement initiative

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The RRC has secured new funding from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which will enable us to expand to meet the needs of the growing area of locally driven river restoration projects. Traditionally the RRC has provided information and advice to key agencies, consultants, and contractors, whilst making guidance documents openly available to all sectors. However this new funding will enable us to extend this support to third sector groups, such as River and Wildife Trusts, and local catchment partnerships.

Fully Funded Scholarships for Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Thursday, August 20, 2015

JBA Trust is fully funding places on Lancaster University’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management Postgraduate Certificate course in 2015/16.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Flood and Coastal Risk Management will equip delegates with theory, practical skills and experience of industry best practice for modelling, understanding and managing risk.

Developing London’s Rivers – Event Outputs

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On the 5th June Atkins, London Borough of Lewisham, Planning for Water and the River Restoration Centre held a workshop which aimed to discuss how to integrate river corridor improvement measures into the planning system within all London Boroughs. There were a series of presentations that concentrated on policy implementation, valuing the environment, scientific evidence for river restoration and partnership working. A site visit to Ladywell Fields on the River Ravensbourne complemented the days talks.

£900,000 being spent to save freshwater pearl mussels in Cumbria

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Freshwater Biological Association have announced a £900,000 three year project to restore rivers and improve the mussel’s habitat across Cumbria. The money is part of a £1.5m grant from Biffa Award for rivers in Devon, North York Moors and South and West Cumbria. The project will culminate in the release of specially reared young mussels in 2018. BBC Article


IUCN NCUK River restoration & biodiversity expert workshop report

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Restoration of river habitats by restoring physical habitats offers significant opportunities for improvements to biodiversity. To date in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI) there have been many different examples and types of restoration work undertaken. Despite this progress there remain issues relating to the quality of the evidence base for restoration, its implementation and its promotion as a viable strategy to improve river biodiversity, ecosystem status and maintain the key services that we rely on.

Catchment Sensitive Farming Water Grant open for application

Monday, March 23, 2015

This grant scheme forms part of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme. It builds upon the capital grant scheme within the Catchment Sensitive Farming project.

Farmers and other land managers can apply for a grant to help pay for work to reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA).

Applications can be submitted from 2 March 2015 and must be received by Natural England on or before 30 April 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

The maximum available grant for each farm business is £10,000.

For more information click the link below

A new tool which will demonstrate the multiple benefits of SuDS – Volunteers needed

Friday, January 16, 2015

Volunteers who have worked on excellent SuDS projects are needed to test a new Excel tool that will demonstrate the multiple benefits of SuDS.  If you have a scheme and would be interested in volunteering your time, please express your interest by completing this questionnaire which will be used to shortlist a range of practitioners and schemes.

Please complete the survey by 28th January for it to be considered.