SEPA are delivering a funded pilot catchment project in the Nith which aims to work with local landowners and land managers on a voluntary basis to demonstrate options to combine improvements to river habitats, with measures that will help to reduce flood risk, whilst ensuring proper consideration of existing land use.
The catchment is part of a national project which will run to 2016 and the Nith is one of four catchments selected across Scotland. The River Dee, River South Esk, and Glazert Water (part of the River Kelvin catchment) were also selected.
The first phase of the project, which comprises scoping opportunities, will be undertaken by a team of three specialist contractors (cbec eco-engineering, Walking-the-Talk and Mott MacDonald) and will run until July 2013.
Further information on the project, together with project contact details can be found on the SEPA website. Please get in touch if you would be interested in getting involved, or for more information.