River restoration is often mentioned in these pages and is the ultimate aim of the Wild Trout Trust and many other organisations. Restoration is not only about making improvements for fish and wildlife, but finding solutions that are accepted by the local community and landowners and which will work in the long term. The natural processes of erosion, sediment transport and deposition make rivers dynamic, constantly changing systems. It is important to understand and work with these processes for projects to be successful.
World Fish Migration Day are launching a film on May 16th 2019 to highlight migratory fish.
Watch the trailer here to find out more about this upcoming film all about opening up our waterways for fish migration.
LOVE FLOWS documentary launched:
For the Wandle Trust's May cleanup they headed to Plough Lane in Merton. They started off the day with a Welcome Talk and Health & Safety briefing. For the first time this year they were lucky to have lovely sunny weather, so everyone was very eager to crack on with wading and litter picking around the banks.
BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief entitled “Policy tools to manage synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services”, based on the combined results of the CONNECT, REGARDS, TALE and
An innovative project that will see researchers collaborate with diverse communities on issues in environmental science has been awarded £1·3 million through NERC's Engaging Environments programme. The award is NERC's largest single investment in public engagement, with project partners pledging a further £235,000 of in-kind contributions.
The Environment Agency (EA) has named the consultants it is to work with on delivering its £2.6bn capital investment plan.
Arup, Jacobs UK, Atkins and Jeremy Benn Associates have all won contracts aimed at “increasing efficiency, value for money and the green legacy” of the EA’s investment programme, which aims to protect 300,000 homes from coastal erosion and flooding up to 2021.
The contractors chosen were Bam Nuttal, VolkerStevin, Jackson Civil Engineering Group and Kier Integrated Services.
Catchment Partnership (CaBA) Development Officers
Salary band: £23,000 to £30,000
Flexible working potential
Full time – 35 hours a week fixed Term Contract although Part Time applicants will also be considered
The Rivers Trust and CaBA have built a tool to support the monitoring and evaluation requirements for the 60 DEFRA-funded NFM catchment and community projects. The website provides and introduction to the monitoring and evaluation requirements, and information on how to use the tool.
Farm soils in Wales have a richer variety and number of microbial species than in woodland, bogs and conservation land, new research has found.
The two-year study used advanced DNA techniques to identify the microscopic invertebrates, bacteria and fungi in soils that are essential to the survival of plants and animals and are also vital for food production.
The European Union has recognised sustainable urbanisation as a global challenge. EU research and innovation programmes are helping cities to become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable in Europe and other cities worldwide.