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Job Opportunity: Assistant Consultant at Cain Bio-Engineering

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cain Bio-Engineering are seeking an Assistant Consultant for the assessment, design and delivery of freshwater and tidal-related habitat restoration works including; river restoration, erosion control, infrastructure and dam repairs and Wetland habitat enhancement. This is a full-time, permanent post. The company operates nationally, so the post will require occasional overnight stays away to service consultancy survey and design assignments.

Rural SuDS Improve Water Quality on River Penk

Monday, July 3, 2017

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has created three rural sustainable drainage systems (RSuDS) to improve water quality along a stretch of the River Penk.

Routine monitoring by Natural England found parts of the Whiston Brook catchment are affected by agricultural run-off particularly during floods. The catchment contains Mottey Meadows, a SSSI, a special area of conservation and a national nature reserve.

Drainage Engineer Calls for Better SuDS Maintenance Plans

Friday, June 30, 2017

Planning applications should include specific SuDS maintenance plans as well as details of how to prevent major SuDS features from silting up during a development's construction, a drainage engineer has told a CIRIA audience.

While most planning applications include a brief SuDS maintenance plan, a plan for the maintenance of a SuDS scheme during construction is usually completely absent, Gordon Hunt, a drainage engineer for Oxfordshire County Council said recently at CIRIA's headquarters in London.

WWT Conservation Awards - Applications Close July 28th 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

You have until July 28th 2017 to submit your application for the WWT Conservation Awards 2017, supported by Thames Water. These prestigious awards are in three categories of small, medium and large-scale projects, with a splendid trophy and the adulation of your peers for all categories, plus a £1000 cheque for each winner of the small and medium-scale projects. The Awards ceremony, a great fun evening, is in London on October 17th.