River Restoration Workshop, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ. Thursday 10 May-Friday 11 May, 2012.

Restoring rivers to their former glory is at the heart of a two day workshop at the University of Gloucestershire.

Open to practitioners of river restoration in organisations such as the Environment Agency along with wildlife and conservation trusts, and academics with an interest in this area, the event will be opened by Vice Chancellor Stephen Marston.

Covering a wide range of topics including River Naturalisation and Urban Restoration, the workshop is being held in conjunction with the JBA Trust, a not-for-profit company to support and promote scientific research, education and training in the fields of environmental risks and resources.

Taking place on May 10 and 11, all workshops will be held at the University’s Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham.

Dr David Milan, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “The workshop presents a fantastic opportunity to share ideas on how to restore our rivers back to a healthy state. Recent European legislation requires us to make improvements to the health of our rivers in the UK, including the quality of our water and river habitat for aquatic life such as fish, birds, amphibians, and aquatic vegetation. This workshop will bring together specialists from a range of backgrounds including hydrologists, geomorphologists and aquatic ecologists. This opportunity for knowledge exchange will improve current guidance on how to restore our damaged river ecosystems back to good health.”

To find out more please visit http://www.jbatrust.org/riverrestorationworkshop or telephone 01756 799199.

Source: University of Gloucestershire