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Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers

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The FP7 project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management (http://www.reformrivers.eu/ ) is pleased to announce the dates for its International Conference on Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers, which will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 30 June to 2 July 2015.

It will serve as a platform to present and discuss aspirations, challenges,...

England River Prize finalists announced

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The finalists of England's first ever river prize have been announced.

After much deliberation by a panel of experts the finalist were chosen to reprsent four categories:

The four finalists are:
Large catchment project, demonstrating a whole river approach to restoration - Wensum, Norfolk nominated by the Environment Agency.
Value for money project, demonstrating...

Every year billions are spent in Britain and Europe on policies that wreck homes and lives through flooding

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Digging up trees and digging more drains isn't preventing floods.

In his latest Guardian article, George Monbiot investigates a 'major research programme, which produced the following astonishing results: water sinks into the soil under trees at 67 times the rate at which it sinks into the soil under grass. The roots of the trees provide channels down which the water flows, deep into the ground. The soil there becomes a sponge, a reservoir which sucks up water and then releases it slowly.'

 

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