A recent article, published in The Guardian, says the proliferation of weirs, dams and culverts is now creating a threat to wildlife.  The Swansea University-led project called Amber (Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers), aims to find ways to halt the fragmentation of European rivers and the dangerous isolation of their habitats. “Flowing rivers […]

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Understanding eel and fish behaviour to improve protection and passage at river structures This project studied the behaviour of fish and eels to find better ways to protect them at flood control structures, weirs, hydropower sites and other intakes. The study showed significant impacts of some river structures on migrating eels, but also that understanding […]

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  The Westcountry Rivers Trust  has launched a £2.2 million project to restore freshwater fish habitats in two iconic Cornish rivers – the Camel and the Fowey. Working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, the Westcountry Rivers Trust has secured £1.6 million of European funding to enhance the rivers, […]

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Susdrain is a really important network promoting sustainable drainage – sign up for it here 1.  Scottish SuDS working party publishes new guidance The Sustainable Urban Drainage Scottish Working Party (SUDSWP) has published the Water Assessment and Drainage Assessment Guide. The new guidance is intended to help guide those involved in the installation of water and […]

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