Category Archives: Hydrology

Grant for Master’s study in Hydrology

I’ve come across details of an excellent grant/award scheme for people looking to do an MSC in river and hydrology related courses with a view to moving into river/water management. The scheme is jointly run by the British Hydrology Society, … Continue reading

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Looking into Selly Park Flooding

In June this year intense rainfall led to localised flooding in South Birmingham in and around University of Birmingham. One area which was particularly badly hit was Pershore Rd near the Birmingham Nature Centre. This area is near to the … Continue reading

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What about beavers?

My first research projects were on logjams, looking at their abundance, distribution, form and function. These logjams were naturally occurring as a result of wood being “recruited” to the channel via wind throw or overbank transport. However ever since I … Continue reading

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How do we use wood in river management?

The presence of in-stream wood in rivers is a fairly complex and chaotic management issue. It’s not neat and tidy and to a degree wood in a channel is unpredictable, both in its effects and its behaviour. Wood moves around … Continue reading

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River Management Career Profiles: Water Consultant

This is the first in our new series of career profiles within the broad river/water management sector. Pete Harrison, is a Senior Hydrologist at the consultancy WSP (see link for their website). For this series we ask people to answer … Continue reading

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River Management Career Profiles

Following on from our very popular blog looking at and reviewing the available MSc courses for entry into the field of river management I’m excited to launch a new mini-series on the blog today looking at careers in the river … Continue reading

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Autumn, leaves, blocked drains and flooding

I caught myself the other day engaged in some slightly odd behaviour. I was out in the road in front of my house cleaning leaves out of the gutter. Had I finally become the crazy old man I have long … Continue reading

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