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Save American Rivers - 108 Nature Conservancy Organisations

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Exeter Flood Protection Project uses Rock Mattresses as an ecologically sensitive alternative to traditional gabions and blockstone

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Surface water drain misconnections damaging Thames ecology

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Job Opportunity at Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust

Monday, December 11, 2017

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.

ADA chair: lack of SuDS strategy a threat to flood risk management

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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.

General - SuDs

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.