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The rise of “river restoration”

I read Simon’s (a.k.a. @woodinrivers) great blog post on defining river restoration, and the differences between restoration, rehabilitation, re-creation and enhancement. To build on this further, I thought it would be interesting to provide some brief statistics (via Scopus) on … Continue reading

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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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Politik

Trev Bond delves into the potentially dangerous world of river management politics. Tread carefully. Continue reading

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Rivers flood

Trev Bond explains that rivers flood, and that this is entirely normal 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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2012 – A year of extremes

It’s been a unique weather year – from droughts to flooding. Why is this and what challenges does it present for river managers? Continue reading

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Cattle and the freshwater pearl mussel

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
It was Sunday 22nd July around 19:30. I was sitting down to play some FIFA 12 on my flatmates Xbox 360 when my friend Cherith text me. “I’m watching Countryfile and…

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