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Event 10th River Restoration Conference 2009: ‘River restoration benefits: past, present and future’

The tenth annual conference provides a real opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved during that time and to look forward to future opportunities. This year the challenge is to have a range of papers that demonstrate the skills needed to deliver restoration projects for social, economic and habitat benefit. 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 (e.g. reconnecting floodplains and creating wetlands)
  • Climate change proofing - integrating benefits for habitats and local communities
  • River basin projects -river restoration as a focus for delivering large scale aspirations
  • Benefits and effectiveness of schemes for habitat enhancement - what works, why, when and where?
  • Indicators for appraisal and evaluation - why don't we always get the answers we anticipated?
  • Urban regeneration - can river restoration benefit social cohesion?
  • Planners and urban design - how effective is policy in taking account of the social and economic benefits of river restoration?
  • 10 years on - then and now: how far has river restoration come since 1999, what are the new developments and new challenges?

This is the first call for paper and poster abstracts. We wish to continue to attract participants from the UK and abroad, thereby furthering our commitment to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster please send your ABSTRACT to the river restoration centre ( by the 7th November 2008 using the format outlined below.

The aspiration of this conference is to provide a forum where ideas can be discussed across disciplines and between those charged with implementing policy, designing schemes, carrying out on-the-ground work or assessing the results for ecological, physical, economic and social gain.  A programme will be prepared and circulated in the New Year along with details of the conference costs.  We will aim to keep costs as close to those in 2008 as possible (i.e. circa £275 for an RRC member as a residential participant).

Contact information River Restoration Centre, Building 53, Cranfield University Campus, Cranfield, BEDFORD, MK43 0AL (email:
Phone: /Fax: +44 (0) 1234 752979
Event type Conference
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Source The River Restoration Centre
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
Address Nottingham University
Organizer The River Restoration Centre
Target audience International
Period [01/04/2009 - 02/04/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH