I found out at the last minute about this conference about multiple benefits of river basin planning (I'm not sure how long the information about the event will stay online at the link I've given there). I was pleased to be allowed to go along to represent Water of Leith Conservation Trust. It was an interesting event (though it felt a lot of the time like information overload with lots of data about river conditions for a large number of rivers). It's good to see people working together on such important issues as flood risks, invasive plant control, pollution control and biodiversity enhancement.
The event was held at the Rock Climbing Centre and the room we were in had a view over the rock climbing walls (which gave me vertigo just to look at, though some of the climbers were very impressive to watch). This centre is a 15 minute walk from the nearest bus stop, a walk which goes along a lovely stretch of the Union Canal. So I took a few photos along the way.