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Major new project to use nature-based solutions to help Laos adapt to climate change

Monday, December 2, 2019
  • 10 per cent of Laos’ population will benefit from a new project using nature-based solutions to reduce urban flooding.
  • The project is part of a much larger ‘paradigm shift’ in climate adaptation, from hard ‘grey’ infrastructure to integrated solutions that includes ‘green’ infrastructure.
  • It is the largest ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project in Laos, and the first-ever urban EbA project to be approved by the Green Climate Fund.

Weatherwatch: floods can be controlled by natural means

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Flooding has become a big issue after large parts of Yorkshire and Derbyshire were left underwater after huge rainfall totals in the last week.

There have been calls for more flood defences but flood walls, gates and ditches tend to push flood waters from one place to another. Instead, there is a growing recognition that floods can also be controlled by natural means.

Rewilding Chainley Burn

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

As an employee of Tyne Rivers Trust and Hexham resident, I'm very fortunate to work on and live beside the 'best salmon river in England'. I regularly wander down to the bridge to see salmon leaping (beyond a man-made obstruction; the irony is not lost!) and it is incredibly rewarding to know that work we do directly benefits this iconic species. Therefore, the opportunity to work with the WWF through their Dam Removal Europe Crowding Campaign is one we couldn't pass up.

Rewilding progress as multiple dams removed in Ukrainian Danube Delta

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Financed by crowdfunding, the removal of 10 obsolete dams on the Kogilnik and Sarata Rivers will help to restore wild nature and should provide economic benefit to local communities.

Removal role model

The Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta rewilding area has just become a little wilder, with 10 dams removed on the Kogilnik and Sarata Rivers. The dams were all located within the territory of the Danube Biosphere Reserve (DBR).

22nd International Riversymposium Keynote Speaker Presentations

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Basin Bookends
Leith Boully and Karlene Maywald

This joint interactive plenary seeks to share the perspectives of the upstream and downstream communities’ challenges through personal narratives and share solutions. A Change Maker Panel representing science, business, cultural and government sectors, then describe their challenges in communicating and influencing change on the road to resilient rivers.

Watch the video

 

Call for Applications - Master's Degree Programme in Limnology & Wetland Management

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Are you interested in applying for academic admission to attend the "International Joint Master's Degree Programme in Limnology & Wetland Management (LWM)", commencing in October 2020?

The deadline for submitting the application documents for academic admission is the 15th December 2019!

Austrian and Dutch fellowships for applicants from the global south available!

Please find more information on LWM on their YouTube channel:

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