Europe is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna, many of which are unique. This natural wealth provides us with clean air and water, productive soils as well as energy and natural resources for economic and social development. Such healthy ecosystems help mitigate the impacts of climate change, while supporting a green economy, creating job opportunities and enhancing biodiversity.
River Mease Project Manager at Trent Rivers Trust
This is an exciting opportunity for a competent and enthusiastic individual to take the lead on the delivery of a major capital investment programme for the River Mease. Applicants will need to have experience in developing and delivering environmental projects coupled with strong financial and reporting acumen.
They must have excellent negotiation and communication skills and an impressive track record of working with water and rivers.
Starting salary £27,245 FTE
Specialist Advisor: Sustainable Water, Fluvial Geomorphologist
- Location: Flexible
- Grade & Salary: 6 - £33,424
- Post Number:
- Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 March 2020
- Work Pattern: Full time
- Application Closing Date: 29 May 2019
Only a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.
Billions of people rely on rivers for water, food and irrigation, but from the Danube to the Yangtze most large rivers are fragmented and degraded. Untouched rivers are largely confined to remote places such as the Arctic and Amazonia.
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.
Hundreds of thousands of different species of animals and plants are facing extinction because of human activity, according to the United Nations.
The full report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be released later today and is expected to say this biodiversity crisis is on a par with - and maybe exceeds - climate change.
RRC Information Assistant - Job Opportunity
RRC Science and Technical Officer
(Full-time, 2-year Fixed Term contract)
From £32,656 per annum.
Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Based within the Water Department, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University
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Restoration of unnamed tributay of River Chew offers new habitat for rare wildlife.
A lost river has returned to the Somerset countryside for the first time in 70 years, and with it a new habitat for several species of rare and threatened wildlife.