Category Archives: Geomorphology

The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – new research paper

I have a bit of cutting edge science for you today in the shape of a summary of a recently accepted paper of mine from the journal Water Resources Research. This paper covers a small side project from my PhD … Continue reading

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Fracking and River Management

Recently the UK government has announced it is to push ahead with the exploration of shale gas seams (fracking) throughout the country. This news has been met with strong protests, notably from environmental lobby groups. The debate however has become … Continue reading

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The rivers of a riverless city: An ode to Birmingham

One of the often quoted facts about the city of Birmingham is that it has “more miles of canals than Venice” although as others have pointed out before, that fact somewhat misses the point. It’s somewhat disingenuous in any case … Continue reading

Posted in Geomorphology, Hydrology, River Management, Uncategorized, Urban rivers, Water Framework Directive, Water quality | 13 Comments

The Inaugural England River Prize

Trevor Bond introduces the Inaugural England River Prize! Continue reading

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Room for the River – Dutch flood control

As I detailed in my previous post about the current flooding in the UK, the main focus at the present time should be on protecting lives and property. It is certainly not the time for blame and is too early … Continue reading

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How wood in rivers affects flood risk

UPDATE: This work was accepted for publication in the journal “Earth Surfaces Process & Landforms” on 12/02/2016. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.3919/abstract One of the key objectives of my PhD research at University of Southampton was to try and assess how changing volumes of … Continue reading

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What is River Restoration?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time; What is River Restoration? I’ve started, abandoned, rewritten and gone off on tangents with it a dozen times as although it seems a simple question it touches … Continue reading

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