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12 September, 2022 - 09:00 to 14 September, 2022 - 17:30

British Hydrological Society national conference

The British Hydrological Society 14th National Symposium will take place 12-14 Sep 2022 at Lancaster University. The three day event will take place in person and will include talks, demonstrations and field visits. There is a dedicated session on...
24 May 2022

Book published on spatial approaches to managing flood risks

A new open access book entitled “Spatial Flood Risk Management: Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience on Private Land” has been published. Centralising the role of land and landowners, the book brings together knowledge from socio-...
24 May 2022

Riverwoods showcases projects that are helping to restore river woodlands around Scotland

The Riverwoods initiative (see main website for more info) aims to create a network of thriving riverbank woodlands and healthy river systems across Scotland. It has recently published an interactive storymap which allows users to explore projects...
24 May 2022

The natural flood management manual now available

A manual supporting the implementation of Natural Flood Management measures has been published by CIRIA. It aims to set out the key stages in the delivery process of NFM. The manual has five parts which cover an overview of NFM, the philosophy...
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...