25 November 2020
In Scotland, approximately 14% of watercourses classified under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) are less than ‘Good’ for morphology. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are tasked with improving the status of degraded waterbodies in Scotland and in order to achieve this, the Water Environment Fund (WEF) is in place. The fund is available for projects which seek to improve the geomorphology and physical condition of degraded watercourses in Scotland whilst also achieving a range of other benefits.
AECOM have been involved in developing and designing two urban river restoration schemes in Scotland, the Levern Water in Barrhead and the Bathgate Water in Bathgate, with a further scheme on the Tollcross Burn in Sandyhills Park currently in construction. Our speaker, Sally Homoncik will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with developing urban river restoration schemes in Scotland and present some lessons learned from her work so far.
This webinar is part of the CIWEM Land and Water Management digital series.
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Sally Homoncik is a hydrologist & geomorphologist with 11 years of experience in river and catchment restoration and Natural Flood Management (NFM). Over her career so far she has been involved in leading an EU working group conference on NFM, contributed to the Bowmont catchment restoration study and has been part of a team that undertook geomorphology field surveys of degraded watercourses.
Sally has been with AECOM for 7 years and has developed the portfolio of river restoration projects for the company within Scotland. Her knowledge and experience of leading urban river restoration in Scotland continue to develop as she leads a number of projects.
This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.
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