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River restoration partners announce formation of new South East Rivers Trust

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Wandle Trust, The Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency are delighted to announce the formation of the new South East Rivers Trust to help engage communities with conservation and restoration of their local rivers across Kent and south east England. For more information click on the headline link to read the press release.

New river restoration visualisation project

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sarah Taigel (PhD researcher at the University of East Anglia) is working with the Norfolk Rivers Trust in North Norfolk to trial different visualisation tools showing river restoration with catchment stakeholders. Data collection will take place between February and early May seeking to gain feedback on not just the tools used but also how stakeholders have responded to the proposed ideas about the future of the river and surroundings. Stakeholder responses to the project will feed into a catchment management plan.

Environment Agency to start work on 93 new flood defence schemes in 2013/14

Thursday, February 7, 2013

With a total of £294m to be spent, the agency published a full list of the 681 flood defence schemes it will be working on in the coming financial year on 7 February. Part of the funding is earmarked for projects that have a specific focus on boosting economic growth. The list also includes projects receiving partnership funding contributions from local councils and businesses.

Daylighting website launched

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sheffield Catchment Science Centre have collected deculverting case studies from around the world, provided links to available sources/materials, and detailed environmental, social and economic objectives and results. People can add new sites and provide details to amend existing entries. This will improve the evidence, and also help RRC to update the national inventory of projects.

The Better Thames Network website is now live

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Better Thames Network is a NERC funded project, administered by the University of Westminster, devised to support the Environment Agency and local stakeholders implement the Water Framework Directive targets for water quality in the Thames River Basin District. Its primary objective is to develop and support an interconnected community of scientists and stakeholders who can make a scientific contribution to, or have a role in, implementation of the Thames River Basin Management Plan.