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Job Opportunity at Environment Agency - Fisheries Officer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Environment Agency are seeking an experienced technical fisheries officer to join their busy fisheries, biodiversity and geomorphology team in Herts, North London. The role includes providing technical advice on a range of internal and external projects, consents and permit applications, including live fish movement permits, flood risk activity permits and pre-development applications for large scale infrastructure projects, all of which may impact on the fisheries environment and resource.

Job Opportunity: Project Development Officer at South East Rivers Trust

Monday, November 27, 2017

The South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is an environmental charity dedicated to achieving healthy river ecosystems, for all, across the South East of England (including parts of South London, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, East Sussex and Kent). The Trust's mission is to deliver outstanding river ecosystem enhancement through science-based action, collaboration, education and engagement. SERT has recently expanded its area of coverage having grown out of the Wandle Trust.

Intermittent Rivers Map - National River Flow Archive

Friday, November 24, 2017

Many rivers are not perennial, and experience periods of zero-flow along part or all of their channel length.  Some have annual patterns of flow and zero-flow in response to groundwater level or snowmelt (intermittent), some flow only briefly in response to rainfall (ephemeral), and others dry wholly or partially because of artificial influence.  These streams support a diverse range of aquatic and terrestrial ecology, including specialists that are able to exploit the changing conditions, and it is now being recognised that they deserve the same protection afforded to perennial rivers.

Postgraduate Water Management Online Module

Friday, November 24, 2017

The University of the Highlands and Islands' postgraduate module in Water Management will run in early 2018. This will be available through the existing MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development, as well as being available as a standalone module for those wishing to take the course as part of their continuing professional development (CPD). The fully online module will start on 29th January 2018 and will be delivered over 15 weeks.

PhD Opportunity - Hydrological response to agricultural land degradation in the Lesser Himalayas

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hydrological response to agricultural land degradation in the Lesser Himalayas

Further details can be found at:

Host Institution: University of Birmingham

Supervisory Team:  David Hannah (U of Birmingham), Harry Dixon (CEH), Sumit Sen (IIT Roorkee), Stefan Krause (U of Birmingham), Julian Clark (U of Birmingham)

Deadline for Applications: 22 January 2018

Selune River Dam Removal

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nicolas Hulot, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, gives his green light to the biodiversity restoration project of the Sélune Valley.

Nicolas Hulot, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition engages with the Local elected officials a project to restore the biodiversity of the valley of Sélune. This project allow the river to recover a good ecological quality and will aim at long term sustainable development in the valley.

NERC funds research on impact of farm land use on Thames flooding

Monday, November 13, 2017

NERC is to award £1.25m to a research project which will examine the extent to which farmers in the west Thames area can prevent fluvial flooding by choosing different crops, building soil organic matter and planting more trees.

Led by the University of Reading, the researchers will work with farmers, communities and local authorities across the area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk.

CIEEM 2018 Awards Now Open

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The CIEEM Awards celebrate the amazing work that our members and others contribute to our natural environment. The Awards continue to be a highlight for the sector, showcasing the dedication and achievements of individuals, organisations and projects.

In addition to the existing categories, we are introducing two brand new Awards for 2018 - Best Practice Mitigation Awards and Consultancy of the Year Awards.

For more information, click here.