Jane Madgwick sits down with Alastair Driver, National Conservation Manager of the UK Environment Agency to discuss the impact in London and the UK after the River Thames won the Internatioanl RiverPrize. Alastair highlights some of the current projects of the Environment Agency and what the future needs are. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna in September 2013.
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The best way to restore environments in the face of climate change
Florida’s Kissimmee River once flowed freely. Fish, birds and other wildlife dwelled in the wetlands it fed. But in the 1960s, spurred by public outrage over flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers straightened the winding waterway and turned it into a drainage canal. Flip forward a few decades and the river is returning — at least in part. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the South Florida Water Management District on the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, aiming to restore a...
A case study of regional risk assessment of river restoration projects: Nakdong River Basin, South ...
An integrated approach to risk assessment that can pose significant challenges to mitigation and adaptation at the local or regional levels in the context of climate change was developed. First, a conceptual framework for flood risk analysis was developed based on the hydrologic hazard and the socioeconomic vulnerability of a region. Second, weighting factors for each indicator were estimated using the modified Delphi approach based on the results of a survey of an expert group. Third, geographic information...
The challenge of restoring rivers - short version
Short video produced by Wetlands International - European Association and the Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF) to illustrate the need for river restoration, the benefits it brings and the necessary factors for its success.
A river environment index for Korean national rivers: rationale, methods and application
A methodology for indexing river environmental condition was developed and applied to 269 subsections of national rivers located in the Republic of Korea, based on a river management perspective. The resulting index has been called the River Environment Index (REI). To develop the methodology, a total of 32 factors related to a river's environment were initially investigated, from which 16 were chosen based on their measurability, predictability, measurement regularity and obtainability. Then, using the...
Willingness to pay for the urban river ecosystem restoration in Hangzhou and Nanjing, China
Continuing degradation of river ecosystems and environmental disruption are widespread in Chinese metropolitan areas. The study on the residents' preference for river ecosystem restoration is an essential part of assessing the environmental benefit and cost for policies implementation. A contingent valuation method is applied to estimate the public demand for urban river restoration in Hangzhou and Nanjing of the Yangtze River Delta, China. By employing an interval model, it was estimated the average individual's...