Environment Agency are holding a consultation seeking your views on the charge proposals which have developed to take effect in England in April 2018. The new charge proposals cover:
South East Rivers Trust are currently recruiting for a Project Development Team Manager/Project Development Officer.
If you have or know of someone who has experience in designing river restoration projects/catchment works, please have a look at the vacancies on the SERT website.
**Deadline Friday 19th January!**
The Longest List of American River, Lake and Bay Conservancy Organisations
This page is designed for everyone who cares about US watersheds. It lists 108 organisations, alliances, and communities that are working to protect the environment and our wildlife.
With the help of this map, you can find many organisations that would be happy to welcome new members and volunteers.
As part of the second phase of the Exeter Flood Protection works BAM Nuttall installed a new flood compensation area. The original design was modified, reducing the quantity of block stone along the waterline by installing Salix's 250mm deep Ready-filled Rock Mattress.
BAM Nuttall found that the installation of the Ready-filled Rock Mattress revetment was a value engineering solution due to the speed of installation and lower cost, replacing the initial blockstone design.
Domestic waste water pipes misconnected to surface water drains are leading to sewage and chemical pollution on every kilometre of London's rivers, a major study has found.
The findings have led ecologists who carried out the survey to call for local authorities to ensure the plumbing systems of new developments meet correct standards.
Director - Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust
Salary in the region of £44,000. Full time post
The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to protection of the chalk-based rivers and catchments of the Wessex region (East Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire). The Trust works in partnership with landowners and farmers, schools, wildlife trusts, fisheries and fishing clubs, water companies and government agencies to achieve our goal.
2 PhD opportunities are being advertised by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Both studentships are CASE funded with a timely focus on Natural Flood Management.
Project 1: Quantifying the effectiveness of natural flood management in lowland catchments - focus on hydrology
New rules will be introduced which will save farmers money whilst also better protecting the water environment.
From 2nd April 2018 new rules for all farmers in England will be introduced to help protect water quality, by standardising good farm practices that many are already performing and offering a new approach to regulation.
In essence the rules require farmers to:
The government’s lack of a long-term strategy on SuDS is one of the three main threats to effective water level and flood risk management, according to the chairman of the ADA.
Speaking at the ADA’s 80th annual conference in London, the out-going chairman Henry Cator listed three main threats: over-regulation, lack of investment and the government’s lack of a strategy for future planning of SuDS.