Category Archives: Geomorphology

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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A geomorphological assessment of Constable’s landscapes

John Constable is recognised as one of the great English Romantic landscape painters and many of his paintings are of rivers. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek post I want to explore the geomorphology of some of his chosen subjects to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Boscastle 2004 revisited

Trev recently visited Boscastle to see how one of England’s best known coastal villages was getting on following a catastrophic flood event in 2004. Continue reading

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A review of River Management MSc courses

This article was amended on 04th April to include courses at Leeds and Kings, as well as bursary information where this is readily provided by universities. If you want to forge a career as a professional in the water management … Continue reading

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The geomorphic effects of river dredging

Just what happens to a river when you dredge it? What’s the geomorphic response and is it what we want? Trev investigates Continue reading

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Monday morning – a poem about cows pooing in rivers

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
So it’s good to have a healthy laugh at yourself once in a while, right? Nice to be able to just let go and be creative. A PhD can be pretty…

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Lost urban rivers beneath our feet

In our first guest blog, Adam Broadhead introduces the concept of lost urban rivers and explains to us why they are so important Continue reading

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