The information on the situation with storm overflows continues to grab the attention: this week: The Rivers Trust – see below – have produced a map of sewage overspills in 2020 The BBC Panorama Programme has accused the water companies of illegally dumping sewage in rivers: watch the programme The only inland bathing water has […]

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The Netherlands’ ‘Room for the River’ programme is recognised worldwide as an example of successful river rehabilitation. With the risk of flooding events rising due to climate change, understanding which interventions can lead to beneficial integrated flood-risk management is vital. This study analyses the mix of interventions (policy instruments) used in Room for the River […]

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A selection of useful best practice advice sheets is listed below, developed as part of Pinpoint.  Pinpoint Working with farmers and land managers to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture. PINPOINT is a partnership initiative between The Rivers Trust and Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF). Pinpoint provides training and support to rivers trusts, CSF staff and other relevant organisations […]

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Ecosystem accounting UN Member States have agreed to a new statistical framework to better account for biodiversity and ecosystems in national economic planning and policy decision-making. The new system of environmental economic accounting, developed by the United Nations with support from the European Commission, goes beyond GDP to ensure that forests, wetlands and other ecosystems are […]

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