Rivers and wetlands are one of the richest ecosystems often selected to made new small nature reserves; additionally, restoration and best prectices for their conservation are common issue, interesting to the 'microreservists'. The events webpage of the EU's LIFE programme announces the forthcoming 10th Conference on River Restoration, to be held in Nottingham (UH), next 1st-2nd April. Please find below the notice, also available at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/events/events2009/april09.htm#river
The aspiration of this conference is to provide a forum where ideas can be discussed across disciplines. Topics might include the following where river restoration or habitat enhancement is an integral part of the project: Flood risk management working with natural processes; climate change proofing; river basin projects ; benefits and effectiveness of schemes for habitat enhancement ; indicators for appraisal and evaluation; urban regeneration; planners and urban design.
A programme will be prepared and circulated in the New Year along with details of the conference costs. It is aimed to keep costs as close to those in 2008 as possible (i.e. circa £275 for an RRC member as a residential participant).
This is a possibility for LIFE projects to contribute. If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster please send your abstract to the river restoration centre by 7 November 2008.
For more information about this conference refer to the website.
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