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28 June, 2022 - 09:00 to 29 June, 2022 - 17:00

2022 RRC conference - registration now open

The 23rd Annual River Restoration Centre Conference will take place at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on the 28 and 29th June 2022. The theme of this years conference is "Making river restoration mainstream".
07 Apr 2022

Can improved design concepts for riparian buffer measures and placement improve uptake and best practice in Scotland?

A new policy note has been published by the Centre of Expertise for Waters on "Better Buffer Design, Placement and Management". The publication was produced by the James Hutton Institute and examines how considering an enhanced range of designs, and...
24 Mar 2022

CREW report published reviewing the role of functioning wetlands

A report has just been published by CREW on "Moderating extremes in water availability in Scotland: a review of the role of functioning wetlands". The aim of the research was to review the role of functioning wetlands in moderating extremes in water...
24 Mar 2022

Establishing the potential influence of beaver activity on the functioning of rivers and streams and water resource management in Scotland

A new report has been published by CREW on Establishing the potential influence of beaver activity on the functioning of rivers and streams and water resource management in Scotland. The research was carried out by the University of Aberdeen and the...
10 Dec 2021

Nature-based Solutions – how should we plan and evaluate them?

A report looking to evaluate Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) has just been published by SEFARI. NBS have been defined many times, but in essence are developing solutions to societal problems using natural processes. Many ways of assessing the potential...
09 Dec 2021

An update on Dynamic Coast

The Scottish Government’s Dynamic Coast project took a major step forward this year, with the publication of new research on coastal change across Scotland. DynamicCoast.com has been updated to reflect the latest science, outputs and tools now...
06 Dec 2021

Easter Beltie restoration wins the Nature and Climate Action award

The Dee Catchment Partnership has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The Partnership’s winning entry, the Easter Beltie Restoration project, restored the river valley of an artificially straightened...
21 Sep 2021

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features now available

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Flood Risk Management have now been published. The guidelines provide practitioners with the best available information concerning various elements of NNBF implementation. The...
20 Aug 2021

Engineering with Nature an Atlas – Version 2 now published

The Engineering with Nature initiative has now launched a new book " Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2 ". The book showcases 62 international projects that demonstrate the concept of Engineering with Nature. Two Scottish case studies are...
20 Aug 2021

Results published from Eddleston NFM study

Results have recently been published from the Scottish Government’s flagship NFM study in the Eddleston Water catchment. Seeking to examine the effectiveness of NFM measures combined across the 69 km2 area of the Eddleston Water catchment, the study...
19 Aug 2021

How can we plan resilient systems of nature-based mitigation measures in larger catchments for flood risk reduction now and in the future?

A newly published paper in the international journal Water Security (Hankin, Page, McShane, Chappell, Spray, Black & Comins 2021) features results from Scotland’s Eddleston Water NFM study in attempting to answer this important question. Whilst...