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The River Wensum is the winner of the inaugural England River Prize

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The England River Prize was presented to the winning team by International RiverFoundation (IRF) Ambassador Alastair Driver and the River Restoration Centre (RRC) Chairman Fiona Bowles.

The prize was awarded by a partnership of the RRC, WWF-UK, Environment Agency and the International River Foundation to celebrate successful approaches in river restoration delivering a wide range of benefits.

Environment Agency publish responses to the Challenges and Choices consultation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A wide range of groups and organisations responded to this consultation, including water and energy companies, charities, non-governmental organisations, wildlife groups, industrial organisations and individuals. Through the consultation you told us that:
• you support the catchment based approach to river basin planning and delivery
• local delivery should be informed by an overarching strategy
• common issues could be tackled through working together across catchments

Inaugural England River Prize finalists announced

Friday, April 11, 2014

The four finalists are:
Large catchment project, demonstrating a whole river approach to restoration - Wensum, Norfolk nominated by the Environment Agency.
Value for money project, demonstrating cost effective achievements - Bow Brook nominated by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.
Multi-partnership project, demonstrating wide ranging involvement in the planning and delivery of restoration - Haltwhistle Burn, Northumberland nominated by the Tyne Rivers Trust.

2014 Riverprize Now Open!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

International RiverFoundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 Riverprize awards. For the second year running, there will be three prize categories to choose from – the Australian Riverprize, the IRF European Riverprize or the Thiess International Riverprize. The Riverprize awards are intended to not only give reward to those who are achieving outstanding results, but to provide those organisations with the appropriate recognition and prestige to enable them to build new partnerships, expand and improve their programs so that they may continue to achieve success.

2013 Riverprize Winners Announced!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

International RiverFoundation is delighted to announce the three Riverprize winners for 2013. The Thiess International Riverprize and Australian Riverprize winners were announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24 September, as part of the International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia. And our first IRF European Riverprize winner was announced on Thursday 12 September at the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Two case study guides published - to help you improve the water environment

Friday, September 20, 2013

Two on-line guides have been published that will help you improve the water environment.

The River Restoration Centre Manual of River Restoration Techniques is an on-line case study manual developed for river /drainage channel managers. It provides case study examples of different river restoration techniques and will help you identify potential restoration techniques for use in river restoration and sustainable river management