Building with Nature

Scientists present findings at Water project science day in Edinburgh

18 May 2018 - Published by Eric Boessenkool
The Scottish Government hosted an EU Interreg Eddleston Water project science day on 26 April in Edinburgh. Scientists involved with the project came together to present and discuss their findings. This included research to monitor and assess hydrometric, hydro-morphology, ecology, infiltration and groundwater, fisheries and sediment data.

We also sought advice on how to address any current gaps in the research and how we might allocate the remaining Interreg funding to address these gaps. We did this with direction from Prof. Chris Spray and his colleagues at the University of Dundee. This advice will be discussed at the next project board meeting.

The Eddleston Water project
The Eddleston Water project is a long term monitoring study, supported financially by the Scottish Government and Interreg North Sea Region through the Interreg project Building with Nature. It involves a wide range of stakeholders and is managed by the Tweed Forum. Its aim is to consider how Building with Nature across the catchment can help reduce flood risk downstream and restore the river for the benefit of the local community and wildlife. This ‘outdoor laboratory’ now attracts scientists, including students, from across the UK and further afield as they research the multiple benefits associated with integrated catchment management.