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Natural Resources Wales and Afonydd Cymru join forces to restore and protect Welsh rivers

Monday, February 18, 2019

It is hoped the partnership will bring about “much-needed restoration” for Welsh rivers.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afonydd Cymru, the organisation which oversees the country’s six Rivers Trusts, which will see two collaborate to improve river catchments, fisheries and ecology.

Woodland scheme aims to reduce flood risk

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Woodlands for Water project should help mitigate the effects of flooding in the North East and Yorkshire.

The Forestry Commission and Environment Agency-run scheme provides financial incentives and expert advice to help farmers plant woodlands and alleviate flooding.

The Woodland Creation grant offers up to £6,800/ha to farmers that plant new woodlands, along with £200/ha/yr for up to 10 years.

ThinkNature Webinar: NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits

Monday, February 4, 2019

ThinkNature hosted the first webinar in a series of four on the concept, practices and benefits of nature-based solutions.

Three nature-based solutions experts shared their expertise and attendees also had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions. The webinar speakers were:

Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group Leader, Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Living Water Cities: A Vision

Monday, February 4, 2019

Biomatrix Water have shared this video about Living Water Cities featuring inspiring footage of waterway transformation. Working together with their partners and volunteers they are honoured to share the stories of how Floating Ecosystems bring green space, biodiversity, health and beauty into the urban environment. Learn what they mean when they say “bringing water to life.”

Eddleston Water Project - Building with Nature

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Eddleston Water Project is a major UK partnership research project to measure the effects of river restoration and natural flood management techniques. The international project Building with Nature (BwN), funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG North Sea Region Programme, is an emerging complementary concept. BwN recognises that natural processes help to keep us safe against coastal erosion and flooding.

LIFE is good for the environment

Friday, January 18, 2019

LIFE, the EU’s fund for the environment, nature and climate action, has funded more than 2 600 environmental projects since 1992. LIFE has invested over €2.1 billion in these projects, which have mobilised more than €5.2 billion euros in total. It has helped nearly 500 local, regional and national authorities to develop, update and implement environmental legislation. And it has involved more than 650 enterprises and industry organisations in the quest for green solutions, best practices and close-to-market technologies.

Bringing Salmon back to river after two Centuries

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The UK’s longest rock ramp construction is set to return salmon and other fish species to a Scottish river for the first time in over 200 years.

In the first project of its kind in Scotland, RiverLife has begun to transform the River Avon and the River Almond in West Lothian through a mixture of large scale capital projects and smaller scale works.