14th RRC Annual Network Conference: 30th April - 1st May 2013
Scaling up our aspirations for river restoration and management
Abstract submission – 15th October deadline
Please note that speakers will still be required to pay the normal delegate fee
River Restoration, as an overarching concept to provide catchment-wide improvements in the context of
designated river and WFD improvements, is now firmly on the agenda, and with funding. Current key
questions arising from this are: how projects are being delivered on-the-ground?; how techniques can
interface with flood risk management requirements?; can we demonstrate early success? and how are local
stakeholders engaging with the river restoration process? This conference aims to provide an opportunity
to discuss how we are meeting the challenge of implementation and we encourage the submission of
abstracts from the UK and Overseas under the following themes:
1. Catchment restoration and management:
- Examples of large scale river restoration and habitat enhancement and their predicted benefit for
river ecology and land management (e.g. Catchment Restoration Fund and Water Environment
- What transferrable lessons have been learnt from the Environment Agency’s ‘catchment-based
- The application of approaches from other countries.
2. River restoration techniques:
- What techniques are currently being used to deliver WFD and designated river improvements? What
are the early indicators of success?
- How are you assessing and evaluating success to inform the next phase of works? Qualitative
assessment and/or detailed scientific-based monitoring examples encouraged?
3. Flood risk management and Water Framework Directive:
- New practices and examples to maintain flood risk standards of service with ‘no deterioration’.
- Lead Local Flood Authorities & IDB’s - delivering flood risk management and WFD responsibilities.
4. Structures in rivers:
- The removal/bypass debate and impacts on river morphology, management and hydrometry.
- Examples of successful removal or natural by-passing with benefits for ecology and
Please submit your abstracts for seminars and posters using the format overleaf, by 15th October.
Successful abstracts must meet the following criteria:
Less than 400 words
Includes complete description of presentation content, conclusions and key messages
Justifiably fits one of the conference themes
Very succinct statement of context and background for the content
Includes appropriate specific case studies or examples
Indicates the subject area/theme (1, 2, 3 or 4, above) and seminar or poster preference
TITLE OF PRESENTATION
A. N. AUTHOR1, (IGNORE2, FIELDS3, IF4 & NECESSARY)5
Job Title – Organisation, Address Principal author's email
Title – Org., Addr.
Please keep your abstract to less than 400 words. Ensure the weight of the abstract is firmly
on the content of your presentation and not the background and context. Remember also to
include specific case studies and examples where appropriate.
Keywords: Less than ten; Descriptive; Search; Terms; Please
Subject area/theme: ...select from list
Presentation type: ...select from list
Please tick to confirm that you understand that speakers are required to pay the normal
delegate fee. Note: Your abstract will not be accepted without acknowledgment of this.
I/we acknowledge that I/we are still required to pay the normal delegate fee.
Please state whether you would be prepared for your presentation to support a workshop or
leave blank if not.
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