The Eddleston Water project won two awards at the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management's 2023 Awards ceremony in Birmingham on 28th June. Competing against a wealth of other excellent projects, Tweed Forum and its partners' study of the effectiveness of natural flood management won the CIEEM Best Practice Award for Large-Scale Practical Nature Conservation. At the end of the event, the project was also presented with the Tony Bradshaw award; an accolade chosen by the judges from the winners of all the CIEEM categories that year and only presented in years where they recognise that a particular project demonstrated exceptional coverage and delivery of an impressively high standard.
The Eddleston Water project is managed by Tweed Forum and funded by the Scottish Government, EU Interreg and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Begun back in 2010, it is delivered in collaboration with key partners - the University of Dundee, British Geological Survey, local farmers and the surrounding community.
Prof Chris Spray from the University of Dundee represented Tweed Forum at the ceremony and is pictured at the event with the two awards.