Challenges and Choices is a great opportunity to engage with your communities, partners and stakeholders. It’s a chance to urge your partners to contribute to the consultation and to get them more involved in river basin and catchment management. Challenges and Choices gives you an opportunity to help secure commitment and investment from a wider range of partners –to support your activities and improve the water environment.
This guide has been produced to provide simple, clear advice on the provision of natural flood management measures for lowland areas.
Wild trout and many other species are coming back to city streams after centuries of abuse. But these recovering ecosystems still need all the help we can give them – so Trout in the Town is the Wild Trout Trust’s project to help local communities look after their rivers in towns and cities across the UK.
By some calculations, over 90% of the UK’s population will be living in urban areas by 2030, and rivers and green spaces have huge benefits for people’s health and happiness.
The French National River Restoration Centre, as part of the French Agency for Biodiversity presents a new video. This video shows the benefits ecological engineering can have on flood protection, rainwater management, water quality in peri-urban areas and in harbor management.
The National Trust said the project at Holnicote Estate in Somerset is the first of its kind for the UK.
A project to return rivers to a more natural state where they meander "like the branches of a tree" is being brought in to help wildlife and tackle flooding.
The National Trust said the project at Holnicote Estate in Somerset is the first of its kind for the UK and will allow rivers to flow through multiple channels, pools and shallow riffles as they would have done before human interference.
Eagley Brooks was identified by Natural Course as being a high priority waterbody for the Irwell Catchment Partnership to focus on. This waterbody has a number of physical modifications, such as weirs, which impact the quality and ecological status of the river.
Many of the weirs were built during the Industrial Revolution, and so form part of the local heritage of the area, however due to age, some are starting to fail.
Much geomorphological research has potential to be applied but this paper examines the extent and nature of actual applications to environmental management. It reviews how this work has expanded and changed and reflects on the stimuli, types of involvement, and attitudes. These aspects, and how geomorphology can be applied effectively, are exemplified by developments in coastal and river management in the UK, highlighting the contributions made by geomorphology to sustainable strategies.
The water quality and environment of the River Mease, described as one of the UK’s best examples of an unspoilt meandering lowland river, will be improved thanks to new funding secured by The Trent Rivers Trust.
The Trust, a charity which works with farmers, anglers, landowners, other partners and the general public to improve the environment in the catchment area of the Mease, has appointed Emma Smail as the new River Mease Project Manager.
Emma will work closely with farmers and others to deliver a wide range of environmental projects across the River Mease catchment.
There are hundreds of category 1 and 2 water pollution incidents every year in England.
According to the Environment Agency, there were 317 serious pollution incidents to water in 2016. It says that agriculture is now the largest sector responsible for significant pollution events to water.
The agency says that the overall number of water pollution incidents has reduced in recent years, with the number of serious category 1 incidents falling by almost two-thirds between 2001 and 2016.