During 2016 Natural England applied for an additional round of funds, through the DEFRA Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, to promote natural flood management among groups of farmers in areas hit by floods in late 2015. A bespoke, flood focused, scheme was subsequently launched in December 2016. In North West England funds were awarded to four projects, including an application in the upper River Irwell catchment led by Groundwork MSSTT in its role as host for the Irwell Catchment Partnership.
Rare opportunity to join Pearl Mussel Team at the Freshwater Biological Association
The Freshwater Biological Association is looking for a Pearl Mussel Officer to join the team conserving and rearing freshwater pearl mussels, Margaritifera margaritifera, with particular responsibility for the daily running of the Hatchery, at their facilities on the shore of Windermere.
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Further calls for the inclusion of natural solutions in flood alleviation schemes were made following the severe floods in Cumbria, December 2015. Acknowledging ongoing debates around the evidence for tree cover as an effective flood mitigation measure, the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published results of a systematic review of the current evidence in order to inform policy and planning decisions, and to identify knowledge gaps and areas for priority research.
The Spey Fishery Board has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Project Officer to continue the work of the very successful Spey Catchment Initiative (SCI). This will involve delivering actions from the 2016 Spey Catchment Management Plan through the implementation of key priority projects, ensuring that these are delivered within an agreed time frame, to the required standard and within budget. The role will also involve developing effective liaison, communication and partnerships with land managers, agencies and private sector advisors.
Restoration Specialist (2 positions) - Water Environment Fund
£32,664 per annum
1 x post (REG18877): Full-time, Permanent.
1 x post (REG19343): Temporary, 9 months with a possibility of extension (Maternity Cover)
Flexible location: to be agreed
Help improve Scotland’s rivers.
In early August 2017, SEPA published new and updated guidance related to flood risk and land use planning. Here SEPA explain more about the guidance, and why they believe taking account of flood risk in the planning process is so important.
We invite you to submit your latest research findings showing progress in River Biogeochemistry to a special issue in Water (ISSN 2073-4441) – an open access journal (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water). The world rivers discharge tremendous amounts of freshwater and dissolved and suspended solids to the sea, affecting physical, chemical, and biological domains of coastal and marine systems. The quantity and quality of the riverine outflows can be greatly affected by a number of factors in the drainage basins, including natural (e.g.
Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is a small and ambitious environmental charity dedicated to the protection and enhancement of rivers in the South of England, which includes the Hampshire Avon, the Dorset Stour, the Test, the Itchen and the Meon.
As a result of the present post holder leaving to manage the family farm, WCSRT is seeking to recruit a Test and Itchen Catchment Officer. It is desirable the successful candidate will have experience in at least three of the four following areas: