At the 2016 conference we asked delegates to tell us what they thought were the biggest challenges facing river restoration in the next few years. Their answers have helped us to decide on this year's themes :
- Delivering river restoration in a changing political and economic environment : impacts, strategies and responses.
- Continuous improvement : collecting and addressing lessons learnt.
- Demonstrating river restoration benefits for catchments, biodiversity and local communities.
- Strength in innovation : new research, practical techniques and best practice.