The River Restoration Centre

Taken from their website by way of introducing this brilliant organisation to you all.

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A national information and advisory centre on all aspects of river restoration and enhancement, and sustainable river management

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) exists to promote, facilitate and support best practice in river, watercourse and floodplain management across the UK. It aims to provide a focal point for the exchange and dissemination of information and expertise relating to river restoration and enhancement. The Centre also provides advice on site-specific technical issues through a network of experienced river restoration practitioners.

The RRC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1994 by members drawn from the UK public, private and NGO sectors. The RRC is not a project design or management consultancy and it does not bid or competitively tender for on-site work against commercial consultants or contractors.


The RRC’s Business Plan sets out a high-level framework to guide the delivery of services and the RRC programme of work over the five-year period from 2010 to 2015. The RRC programme is set out around three core areas of activity:

  • Knowledge exchange – on river restoration and management activities;
  • Case specific advice and assessment – of river projects and the ongoing management of rivers;
  • Guidance and mentoring – to inform best practice river management and restoration.