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Downstreams set to help five great urban river projects secure funding

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Downstreams team are using an innovative web site that helps to raise funds and generate support for urban river projects. It works by connecting businesses and communities with the projects, and building genuine connections. Everyone who engages knows they are making a difference.

This work will generate funding for a number of these projects to go ahead, helping Catchment based partners to build community ownership and empowerment in the process.

Consultancy opportunity for a river restoration study - East Renfrewshire Council

Thursday, January 28, 2016

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting tenders, from suitably qualified companies for a study to identify the opportunities and constraints for the delivery of integrated river restoration, green infrastructure and flood mitigation works across the Levern Water, Capelrig/Auldhouse Burn and Brock Burn.

Find out more here

New interactive map of nature-based flood risk management projects

Thursday, January 28, 2016

JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre have developed an interactive map of nature-based flood risk management projects. It’s a free resource with the main aim of assembling a map-based catalogue. JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre are also looking to identify how the performance of the projects is being assessed so that they can build a picture of how working with natural processes delivers benefits at a broader scale.

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The Adaptive River Management (ARM) framework

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A new framework for the adaptive management of river flows has been developed by Mike Summers (Environment Agency), Ian Holman and Robert Grabowski (Cranfield University). Adopting an adaptive river management approach provides opportunities to learn about the environmental flow requirements of rivers, alongside achieving specific environmental objectives. The Adaptive River Management (ARM) framework aims to ensure that the effectiveness of river management actions is appraised and that transferable information is collected that can be applied to other rivers.

Learning from community led flood risk management in Scotland

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Learning from community led flood risk management utilsed the Carse of Stirling (COS) as a case study area to work with the community, landowners and The Carse of Stirling Partnership (TCOSP) to assess natural flood management (NFM) measures suitable for addressing flooding issues across the COS, additionally outlining any likely ecosystem service provision. Read more and view the full report by clicking the link below.

Masters by Research: Linking Catchment Scale Sources of River Pollution to Freshwater Habitats

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be able to offer a part-funded Masters by Research project (MRes) on linking catchment scale river pollution to freshwater habitats. Funding is available for tuition fees (home / EU rate) at Durham University for one year from October 2015. This project is in in partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority and the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust and will besupervised by Professor Louise Bracken (Durham Geography), Professor Tim Burt (Durham Geography) and Simon Hirst (NYMNPA).

Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in river science and freshwater ecology wanted at the University of Worcester

Monday, October 12, 2015

The University of Worcester is offering a three-year Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in River Science and Freshwater Ecology. The appointee will carry out a selected research project under the supervision of Dr Tory Milner (University of Worcester; UW), Dr Ian Maddock (UW) and Dr Rachel Stubbington (Nottingham Trent University). The post holder will also gain experience in teaching at HE level and, following their work at Worcester, will be well equipped to apply for university lectureships.