Re-wilding the River Bure: Low cost river restoration

‘How should a river be restored?’ can often be translated as ‘How much will it cost?’
One inexpensive low tech approach, that has sometimes led to divided opinions, is now gaining acceptance as a suitable method of restoring natural riverine processes.
A pioneering plan to recreate natural tree-fall was carried out on the River Bure, a chalk stream on the Bickling Hall Estate in Norfolk. The only equipment needed was an old boat, a hand winch and a chainsaw.
See the re-wilding of the R. Bure in action here

8th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences.


8th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, which will be held in Münster, Germany, from July 1-5, 2013.

The meeting is hosted by the German Limnological Society (DGL) in collaboration with the University of Münster (WWU Münster) and co-organized by four regional LIFE+ projects (running water). The organizers are pleased to have the opportunity to convene the conference.

SEFS 8 aims to integrate recent achievements of science from ecological and evolutionary perspectives to promote innovative solutions for the sustainable management of our freshwaters in the face of increasing environmental pressures. The guiding theme is "Freshwater science for nature and society".



Deadline for Early Bird registration rate for our Vienna final conference extended to 10 June!


We have extended the Early Bird registration in order to evaluate the large number of submissions we received and will announce an updated programme by the end of May. Save €50 off of the conference fee by registering early. The Early Bird fee is €250 until 10 June 2013 and €300 thereafter. Your registration includes all conference sessions, the Riverprize Gala dinner and a field trip excursion.


European Riverprize Gala...