Last week Country Land & Business Association (CLA) held a webinar In Conversation with Alastair Driver, Director of Rewilding Britain. Alastair introduced what rewilding means and explained its benefits. Rewilding is large scale restoration of ecosystems and natural processes to allow nature to take care of itself. This offers a spectrum of restoration activity to aspire to.
Yesterday, some of the RRC team tuned into a webinar on Stage 0 river restoration, organised by EUROPARC Atlantic Isles, and run by Colin Thorne. Several presenters were involved and provided examples of Stage 0 restoration applied to US rivers in Oregon, before comparing to UK examples.
With the current Covid-19 situation, a lot of us are adapting to new working spaces and methods. Last week, the Environment Agency and Rivers Trust ran a successful teleconference providing a virtual forum for the Catchment Data User Group (CDUG). 43 participants from a range of organisations and authorities attended the telecom, offering the chance to share knowledge and experience, and update the group on data developments and usage.
Is citizen science an important mechanism to inform and support society, governance, the economy, the environment, and science? The answer is yes, it probably is! But no one has really measured the impact…
The River Restoration Centre is working with 6 partners across Europe to develop tools and metrics to measure impacts of citizen science (MICS) on environmental projects www.mics.tools
PhD research - call for information, details and experience on leaky dam networks
Dear RRC Community,
I have a query about your experience of the resilience of leaky dam structures. I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds, studying the effectiveness of leaky dams at reducing downstream flood risk. I have installed and monitored 30 leaky dams in a headwater catchment in North Yorkshire to gain insights into impacts on storm peak timing and magnitude.
Guest blog - Fiona Bowles, Vice Chair RRC Board of Directors
|Last week I assisted at two training courses RRC were holding up in Warrington. We held the Hydromorphology for River Restoration (Level 2) training on Thursday 17th October at the Warrington Deaf Club.|
Here are a list of recently published papers to update you on new studies and developments in river restoration and catchment management. If you have a paper that you feel should be included in a future list, let us know. Please be aware that you or your organisation will require a subscription to view some of these papers.