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PhD Opportunity - Rewilding and Natural Flood Management

Monday, March 4, 2019

Allocated four-year PhD position at Queen Mary University of London available to start in September 2019. The successful candidate will start their project in September 2019 and will participate in training and cohort activities of the London NERC DTP.

Deadline for applicants: Monday 18 March 2019

 

Project title: Rewilding and Natural Flood Management

First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Innovative new datasets, estimating the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually, have been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

The data will provide researchers, water companies and policy-makers with more information on the likely extent of pesticide and fertiliser use across landscapes so they can work with the agricultural industry to develop more sustainable farming methods, including greater efficiency in agrochemical application.

CROWDFUNDED Crosthwaite Culvert Removal

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We are so excited to announce that the first CROWDFUNDED barrier has been removed!! The Crosthwaite Culvert in Northern England needed 10.000 donated funds and we did it together! By opening the stream, it is hoped that it will be colonised by aquatic plants, insects and fish species. They are also installing an educational freshwater pond where local, young students can come learn about the freshwater environment and species! This is an amazing project and ambition that would not have been possible without the generosity of the people who are investing in the rewilding of our future.

River restoration work begins in Worcestershire

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The £20m scheme aims to reopen more than 150 miles of the River Severn, making it easier for endangered fish to reach their spawning grounds.

The Environment Agency wants to reintroduce shad to the river, said to be one of King Henry III's favourite fish.

Many species vanished after weirs were installed as they prevented migration.

The project will also see England's only fish viewing gallery built at Diglis Weir in Worcester.

Natural Resources Wales and Afonydd Cymru join forces to restore and protect Welsh rivers

Monday, February 18, 2019

It is hoped the partnership will bring about “much-needed restoration” for Welsh rivers.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afonydd Cymru, the organisation which oversees the country’s six Rivers Trusts, which will see two collaborate to improve river catchments, fisheries and ecology.

Woodland scheme aims to reduce flood risk

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Woodlands for Water project should help mitigate the effects of flooding in the North East and Yorkshire.

The Forestry Commission and Environment Agency-run scheme provides financial incentives and expert advice to help farmers plant woodlands and alleviate flooding.

The Woodland Creation grant offers up to £6,800/ha to farmers that plant new woodlands, along with £200/ha/yr for up to 10 years.

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