River restoration wiki

The RESTORE partnership has a site documenting the case studies of river restoration project studies at restorerivers.eu. The link riverwiki.restorerivers.eu also gets you to the same site

More specifically the Rodley and Kirkstall projects case studies can be seen at

Information about the rivers wiki can be found at the River Management Blog website  http://therivermanagementblog.wordpress.com and background information about the wiki can be found at European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR.org)

Invasive Species – Law Commission report

11 February 2014, Today the Law Commission published its final report on the control of invasive non-native species. See the Law Commission Wildlife Law project pages

Reference number: LC342


Law Commission wildlife project and the species control report

In July 2011, the Law Commission began a project on wildlife law. Its terms of reference were: to review the law on the protection, management, usage and welfare of wildlife in England and Wales, and to make recommendations for its simplification and modernisation.

BHS and CIWEM meetings

BHS – British Hydrological society
CIWEM – Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Upcoming meetings

The British Hydrological Society (BHS) and CIWEM have a joint meeting at Sheffield University on 3 July. (Hydro-Power for Hydrologists.)

Lancaster University are hosting a British Hydrological Society meeting and workshop on 11th/ 12th July 2013 entitled ‘Data-based mechanistic methods for hydrological modelling, forecasting and emulation: research and water sector applications’.

Past meetings, streaming Audio and PowerPoint slides

The 3 BHS meetings held in Leeds (Jan, Feb, Mar 2013) are available online. Streaming Audio with .PPT

I intend to update these as more meetings com up or media from past meetings come available.

Dowley Gap Locks and Aqueduct (Seven Arches)

Now 17th February

Dowley Gap Locks and Aqueduct aka seven arches

Bring your wellies.

Way back in December (19th) a flyer made the rounds by eMail for a local open day as part of the Winter closures program original planned for 27th January at Dowley Gap Locks and the Seven Arches Aqueduct

Due to the inclement weather i.e. the freeze, the work has been postponed and the Open day rearranged for 17th February, we learned in an email of

An article by Martin Wainwright about this was published in the Guardian and its Northerner Blog originally on the 9th January

Later post on the Guardian Northerner Blog (Jan 24th)

The original flyer is Dowley Gap Lock & Aqueduct poster

Other quite successful open days have been held on days in the past few years at other locations

At this location the Canal passes over the River Aire in an aqueduct of seven brick and stone arches. the canal has been leaking quite seriously at the east end of the aqueduct

The event also appears in the events column on the Canal and Rivers Trust website

The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us – Visit / Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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EU 'WATER' Conference – Wednesday, 27th June 2012

from events@theriverstrust.org

EU ‘WATER’ Conference – Wednesday, 27th June 2012

‘Payments for Ecosystem Services and Catchment Restoration’

Payments for Ecosystem Services are an increasingly topical mechanism for investing in the restoration of rivers catchments.  The WATER project was set up to investigate the role of wetted land within a catchment and identifying the assessment, techniques and economics of restoration.  This conference sets the two main objectives of the projects; firstly, a catchment portal that identifies the different brokers working across our rivers; and secondly, a series of guides aimed at setting up PES projects – The Upstream Thinking project is linked with the WATER project and is put under the microscope to showcase the processes involved in its creation, implementation and future.

For more information about the Conference (27th), Conference Dinner (27th) and Field Trip (28thand to reserve your place, no later than Monday 11th June, please follow this link to the DRAFT Conference Programme and Booking Form.

Kind Regards

Viv Daly

DM Event Services


On behalf of the Rivers Trust

This conference is in Devon at the Duckworth Suite, Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Countess Wear, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7AE