Trees alongside rivers don’t only help slow the flow of flood waters and reduce diffuse pollution; they can also help with the survival of some of our most iconic fish species.
The final report on the European River Symposium 2016, held from 2-3 March in Vienna is now available. The report contains summarised results of the different sessions including quotes, key messages, contributions and lessons learned.
The report is available here
This study by Mike Forty on juvenile and adult trout upstream passage has just come out in Ecological Engineering.Mike's work was funded by EA's CRF scheme across several projects run by the Ribble Rivers Trust.
This report by Scottish Natural Heritage draws on 20 years of work on beavers in Scotland, as well as experience from elsewhere in Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive summary of existing knowledge and offers four future scenarios for beavers in Scotland for Ministers to consider. It covers a wide range of topics from beaver ecology and genetics, to beaver interactions with farming, forestry, and fisheries. The reintroduction of a species, absent for many centuries, is a very significant decision for any Government to take.
The Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland have published a series of guidance notes entitled ‘Managing River Restoration: Gearing Up For The Management of River Restoration’.
These documents will help to equip organisations with the necessary tools for the governance and management of river restoration projects, particularly those that utilise public funds. These guidance notes are intended to promote good practice in this field and outline the procedural requirements that organisations should have in place before embarking on a river restoration project.
Organised by the British Hydrological Society, this Conference will be divided in to the following sessions:
The Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent have won this year’s UK River Prize following an excellent demonstration of working in partnership to deliver improvements across three catchments, resulting in a healthier and better functioning river environment. After much deliberation the judges selected the overall winner of the 2016 UK River Prize as the combined Cumbria Rivers entry for the Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent. The project partners were awarded the Nigel Holmes Trophy, named after a hugely influential and passionate river restoration and conservation advocate.
The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) and the Lakes Aquarium are excited to announce the opening of a new ‘Restoring Freshwater Mussel Rivers’ exhibit at the Lakes Aquarium. Freshwater pearl mussels have been native to our rivers since the last Ice Age. This exhibit showcases the amazing work going on across Cumbria and England to safeguard our remaining populations.
This narrative provides an overview of circumstances relating to the conservation of freshwater and wetland habitats in England, considering their ecological function, the natural and anthropogenic factors affecting them, the principles that should be applied to their management, and the respective roles of the main policy mechanisms involved in their conservation. It covers all running and standing water habitats, of whatever size, and terrestrial wetland habitats including bogs, fens, swamp and wet woodland.