Woodlands for Water


 A review by the Forest Research and ADAS, jointly commissioned by the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency has shown the important role of woodlands in delivering WFD objectives.


A summary of the report is available on the Environment Agency website (here), and the detailed scientific review is available on the Forest Research website (here).

River Wandle released from captivity in Croydon!


Less than 50 years ago, the River Wandle in South West London was officially a sewer. Last summer it was declared one of England’s 10 most improved rivers, supporting all sorts of wildlife and even spawning trout. One of the most recent projects, nearing completion, is the restoration of a branch of the river through Wandle Park in Croydon which until recently was buried in a culvert. It won’t be long before the newly excavated channel is reconnected to flow freely through the rejuvenated park, for everyone to enjoy.


Safeguarding Europe’s Waters - submission to the European Commission

RESTORE and several partners have made a submission to the European Commission’s public consultation process to Safeguard Europe's waters. Our analysis highlighted the importance of river restoration and green infrastructure for improving the health of Europe's waters and the role networks such as RESTORE partnership for ecological river restoration can play in achieving these goals. Given RESTORE’s role in sharing river restoration knowledge and strengthening networks, we hope to further engage with the Commission throughout the Blueprint process.


RESTORE and Green Week, The Water Challenge, Brussels May 2012


 Green Week is Europe’s biggest annual conference on the environment. This year’s event, which explored the EU’s approach to water policy was attended by Toni Scarr (Project Manager RESTORE), Chris Baker (RESTORE Communications lead), Bart Fokkens (Chairman ECCR) and Philip Weller (ICDPR). 

The Water Risk Filter - a new tool from WWF


Water is becoming a hot topic for business, yet most companies don’t know where to start in understanding and responding to water issues. This tool is designed to help companies and investors to ask the right questions about water - to assess risks and give guidance on what to do in response. The Water Risk Filter is designed to be easy to use, yet highly robust in the results that are generated. We want to enable users to plan and create strategies for their own company, suppliers or investments to drive down risk and become proactive in responding to water issues they face - and by doing so, become better water stewards.

For WWF and DEG, estimating the perfect risk score is not the end goal. The scores are instead the best and most accurate reflection of the multiple issues that companies face around water and should guide a company into a position of proactive engagement on water. We believe that by generating interest and guidance on water actions, we can improve how water is managed, measured and improved for society, the economy and the environment.

Check http://www.waterriskfilter.panda.org/