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Hydrology Research fully Open Access from 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We are pleased to announce the transition of Hydrology Research (HR) to a fully Open Access journal from 1 January 2020. The move to Open Access coincides with the 50th anniversary of the journal and a 37.4% increase in Impact Factor (to 2.47). To make this transition possible, all articles submitted after 31 October, 2019 will be subject to Open Access fees if they are accepted for publication. 

Challenges and Choices Consultation

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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.

Trout in the Town - Urban River Toolkit

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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. 

Ecological engineering applied to aquatic environments: projects with multiple benefits

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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.

Watch the video

Wildlife and climate benefits of river restoration

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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.

Restoring rivers the Natural Course way

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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.

Changing landscapes: Five decades of applied geomorphology

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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.