Developing Ecologically acceptable Sediment targets for chalk rivers
Prof D A Sear, Dr PJ Shaw, Prof A Collins, Mr T Sykes
1 June 2019
Fine sediment accumulation in the gravel beds of chalk streams is a key reason for failure under the Water Framework and Habitats Directives, impacting salmonid spawning success, and macro-invertebrate and macrophyte communities (richness and abundance).
Flow characteristics and sediment transport in vegetated compound channels
Centre For Sustainable Environments
Prof Y Guo
Applications accepted all year round
The project is to examine the effect of vegetations on the open channel/river flow and sediment transport. It is well known that plants can reduce flow velocity, and thus sediment transport by creating additional flow resistance, leading to the increase of the river flooding.