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Nature recovery projects to boost wildlife and access to nature

Friday, August 4, 2023

Curlews, short-snouted seahorses and natterjack toads set to be benefit as six nature recovery projects are launched.

An area bigger than the size of Hertfordshire is to be dedicated to fast tracking nature recovery as six new landscape-scale nature recovery projects are launched by Natural England and the government.

RRC Technical Manager Job Opportunity

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) has a job vacancy for an experienced senior manager who can drive forward excellence in the field of river restoration. You will be leading a team advising on the restoration of natural processes and habitat, floodplain reconnection, NBS, etc. Work will be locally and nationally, in the UK and Ireland at the interface between practice, science and policy.

The importance of physical habitat and natural processes for healthy rivers

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

River restoration is the re-establishment of natural physical processes, such as flow variation, sediment transportation, erosion and deposition and the creation of hydromorphological features such as bars, pools and riffles. River restoration also incorporates physical habitats of the river, including floodplain reconnection.

Environment Agency Chief Executive John Curtin discusses 'A Fresh Water Future'

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

What does the future of water look like? Do we need a single organisation managing our water catchments and do we need more resources to regulate the quality and quantity of our water? Join the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, John Curtin and CIWEM’s Director of Policy, Alastair Chisholm as we explore these topics – and find out what John’s biggest environmental concern is.

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The results of a European national river continuity restoration policies review presented

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Similarities and differences as well as completeness and effectiveness of the single policies were identified to determine if it is possible to create a general policy framework for river continuity restoration. Existing issues as well as succesful functions of the river (continuity) restoration policies of the single countries are analysed, discussed and recommendations on what an effective and complete policy should antail are given. 

Dry River Derwent devastating for wildlife, conservationists warn

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Conservationists have warned of "devastating" conditions for wildlife after a river in England's wettest area dried up for the third year in a row.

The River Derwent in the Lake District's Borrowdale Valley has seen water levels drop drastically after weeks of hot weather.

Experts said fish and insects would be badly affected with a "knock-on effect" for other species.