Tag Archives: river restoration

Perceptions of naturalness in rivers

Loosely connected to my ongoing series of posts about river restoration I thought I would review a few scientific papers that I think are some of the most illuminating on the relationship between humans and rivers. The two key papers … Continue reading

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The geomorphic impact of sluice or weir removal

What happens to a river when you remove a weir or a sluice? Continue reading

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Why Restore?

River restoration has become a standard part of a river manager’s repertoire as European, North American and Australasian land managers have increasingly moved away from a focus on efficient drainage of land and rivers and towards a more holistic view … Continue reading

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River restoration ‘quick-wins’ – getting the best flow for your florin

It’s not all about Manning’s n and Navier-Stokes. . Trevor Bond explains that a fair amount of good river restoration can be done without a calculator. Continue reading

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River restoration: Part 2 – What you shouldn’t do

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
We’ve seen what you should do in terms of river restoration in our last post. Now, what shouldn’t you do? What are the things that cause river restoration schemes to fail?…

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River restoration: Part 1 – What you should do

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
River restoration was recently described to me as being more of an art than a science. Well, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that it is a somewhat subjective practice. That isn’t to say we…

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