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Rationalising the Main River Network: De-maining Pilot Project Consultations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

As part of the Rationalising the Main River (RMRN) de-maining pilot project, the Environment Agency proposes to transfer flood risk management activities on the following sections of river and assets from the Environment Agency to the internal drainage boards (IDBs), lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) and district councils listed below.

UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Under its remit as a Delivery Partner in the UK-China Newton Fund, the Academy is partnering with the Chinese Academy of Engineering to implement the UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme. This Programme aims to support impactful research and enhance the impact of existing research in Urban Flooding in both countries by encouraging bilateral collaboration between academics and government as well as wider industry.

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.

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