Detailed designs to re-meander a mile of historically straightened and embanked channel in 50 hectares of new floodplain wetlands. Responsible for all aspects of eco-morphological designs, securing planning permission and supervising construction.
River basin scale WFD planning of mitigation measures, and prioritised restoration designs, for 300 water bodies across Yorkshire and the North East. Developed intelligent, Python-automated methods to analyse and map hydromorphology, historic watercourse modifications, and catchment opportunity measures to a new standardised morphological baseline, enabling rapid and auditable prioritisation of restoration schemes.
Catchment scale River Restoration Plan and Habitat Restoration and Creation Plan. Aquatic and terrestrial habitat network modelling, to deliver a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for Defra’s new Nature Recovery Network (NRN) initiative. Combined with hydromorphological modelling of weir removals to demonstrate the benefits of restoring river continuity and easing salmonid migration to >400km of watercourse networks.