By analyzing satellite imagery of rivers worldwide, researchers have pinpointed over 35,000 obstructions like dams and locks that affect an environment’s ecology, hydrology, and water resources management.
Devon Wildlife Trust have released an invitation to tender for the Torridge River Restoration Project.
Local people in a Yorkshire town are pressing for their river to become the first in the UK to be designated as a bathing area to force the authorities to clean up the water they say is being used as an open sewer.
The Environment Agency has pledged £300,000 for a master plan to restore a river that dried up last summer.
A lake that is part of the River Ver in Verulamium Park, St Albans completely disappeared in September last year, when more than 200 people protested outside the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub.
The protest, organised by the Ver Valley Society, called for authorities to acknowledge how dry the river had become.
More research uncovers how dam removal can return a river to a more natural state.
The government has published a series of guidance, tools, datasets and case studies intended to help put an economic value on the natural environment.
The ‘Enabling a Natural Capital Approach’ (ENCA) package was published today, to sit alongside the Treasury’s ‘Green Book’ on the financial appraisal of policies and projects. It should encourage the wider adoption of natural capital techniques across government, though is also suitable for use across the broader public and private sectors.
Heavy horses are being used as part of a biodiversity pilot project to restore an area of land which forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at a water treatment works at Hawkley, Hampshire.
Owned by South East Water, the land is being cleared of large mature conifer trees which have been blocking the light to the forest floor needed for plants to flourish.
Water management is vital for good town planning. Planning for water enables our towns and cities to be greener, healthier, wealthier, more attractive and more resilient to climate change. Integrating water management brings multiple benefits, including:
Have a look at these steps - outputs from Environment Agency session with Catchment Partnerships
Friday 20th December, 2019
Early in 2020 the Foundation will start a new project to restore habitat on the Llynfi, an upper Wye tributary that flows out of Llangorse Lake and enters the Wye at Glasbury. Tragically, the stream was hit by a severe pollution event in 2016 that wiped out most, if not all, the trout, grayling and juvenile salmon in its middle to lower reaches.