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New Study Shows that Natural Flood Management Could Reduce Flooding

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A new modelling study, commissioned by The Rivers Trust, shows that extensive and appropriately located Natural Flood Management (NFM) could make a significant difference to flood flows which would compliment traditional engineering measures.

The Rivers Trust has been working with JBA Consulting, Lancaster University and United Utilities to investigate how extensive NFM in large recently flooded catchments could have reduced flood flows in extreme storms, such as Storm Desmond in December 2015, which caused an estimated  £500million of damage.

River Trusts Expand Across Ireland

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

We now have a total of 14 rivers trusts across the island of Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, the rivers trust network stretches from the Lagan River in the east to Erne system in the west, with a total of 8 trusts across the Province.  Two of these rivers trusts, the River Blackwater Catchment trust and Erne Rivers Trust are cross-border, making them the first international rivers trusts.

Environmental Photographer of the Year

Friday, May 19, 2017

Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.

'Very Serious Concerns' Raised Over Abstraction Reform Delay

Friday, May 5, 2017

Abstraction reform should not be postponed and the next government must commit to implementing it as soon as possible, according to an alliance of MPs and civil society bodies.

The group wrote to environment secretary Andrea Leadsom on 20 April in response to the announcement that a water bill underpinning abstraction reform was to be shelved and that reform itself may not be undertaken until the 2020s.

The Angling Trust wrote to her a second time on 26 April.