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Rewilding in a Managed Landscape - Swindale Beck Restoration Project

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CIEEM In Practice Magazine - Feature Article on Swindale Beck, Cumbria

Rewiliding and Species Reintroductions

Have a look at this article on Rewilding in a Managed Landscape. The article descibes the work carried out to restore a meandering profile and natural processes in a section of the Swindale Beck, a tributary of the River Eden in Cumbria. It outlines the need for the project, the restoration methods employed and the anticipated benefits, and discusses some of the challenges of delivering a rewilding project within a managed landscape.

International Riverprize Now Open!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize are now open!

Any organisation or partnership who has implemented a successful program of activities benefiting a river, lake, wetland or estuary, in any part of the world, is encouraged to apply.

The winner will be announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 19th September 2017, receiving AU$200,000 in prize money from the Bert & Vera Thiess Foundation.

Applications close 24th March 2017.

SEPA publishes plans to deliver Flood Warning Service over next 5 years

Friday, February 10, 2017

On February 8th, at Scotland's Annual Flood Risk Management Conference, SEPA launched a Flood Warning Development Framework for 2017-2021.

Last year Scotland experienced some of its most severe flooding with storms Desmond, Eva and Frank causing sustained and persistent rainfall from December 2015 into January 2016.

Flood forecasting and warning is an essential service to help communities be aware and prepared for flood events such as those witnessed last year, and can help reduce the impact which flooding has on people's lives.

Beaver Reintroduction Opinions - Research Invitation

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Take part in this survey on beaver reintroduction.

This research is being carried out as part of a nationwide evaluation of attitudes towards the reintroduction of the Eurasian Beaver to Great Britain, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council. This piece of research is being conducted from an independent and impartial standpoint meaning that all views would be welcomed and it may be of great interest to many organisations and individuals.

The aims of the research include: