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The green infrastructure (GI) network is made up of natural and semi-natural features that connect and run through our urban spaces. Rivers form a key part of this green network, and GI approaches can be used to help conserve and restore these natural features by improving water quality, morphology and natural habitats. Continue reading ›
With dam structures holding back millions of tonnes of water in raised reservoirs, there is no doubt that dam safety is a serious business. Having responsibility for the operation and maintenance of over 100 reservoirs, and a growing dam safety team, it is a priority for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) to ensure that all their staff, no matter what their previous practical experience or academic level, acquire and retain a certain level of dam safety engineering knowledge. Continue reading ›
In the UK and worldwide, flooding devastates homes and livelihoods, battering communities and economies. And climate change is making river and coastal flooding more frequent and more powerful. Against this increasing need to deal with the impacts of flooding, HR Wallingford has joined forces with the Environment Agency and Brunel University to embrace these challenges and train the environmentally-aware flood risk engineers of the future. Continue reading ›
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