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Why England's rare chalk streams are under threat

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The river Misbourne should be a pristine, gin-clear chalk stream teeming with invertebrates, fish and birds, but today it is little more than a dirt track. Allen Beechey, who runs the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project, gestures to the muddy path that used to be the river and explains the “chronic problem” affecting the area’s chalk streams. “Abstraction in this area has gone up exponentially since the end of World War Two… abstraction pressure is building massively and very quickly and the situation is getting progressively worse,” he says.

Call for Water Stewardship Case Studies

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

It's time to shout about what we do

CaBA and the Rivers Trust are looking to draw together some case studies of the amazing work you all do, particularly with businesses, to use in their discussions with others about the advice we can provide through the Water Stewardship service.

The 'Water Wheel' below splits this into specific topics, for which we'd like two case studies each.

New funding scheme to improve lakes and rivers in England

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A new £27 million scheme to improve the water environment across England has been jointly launched today by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The Water Environment Grant scheme will provide £9 million each year over the next three years to applicants applying for funding to restore local eco-systems and deliver substantial benefits to people and the environment.

Job Opportunity: Aquatic Environmental Scientist at Atkins

Friday, March 9, 2018

Atkins is currently advertising a position for an Aquatic Environmental Scientist in their dynamic Water Management Consultancy team. You would be responsible for the delivery of a wide range of environmental water management projects with a focus on habitat design, management and restoration, hydroecology, and environmental assessment/EIA through collaborative working with other Atkins' specialists. As a corporate member of the RRC, Atkins are committed to river restoration and are leading the way in the integration of this aspect into large scale infrastructure projects.