The 2022 Dissertation Award was given to Victor Hyde who obtained a 1st in his BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree at Bournemouth University.
Victor Hyde received the 2023 Dissertation Award

Victor’s dissertation was entitled “An analysis and review of the monitoring and assessment of macronutrient pollution in English Rivers. Case study: The Lower Hampshire Avon.”

Victor’s dissertation focused on nutrient pollution of rivers and concentrated on the Hampshire Avon chalk river. He addressed a fundamental research gap in this field, examining the state of nutrient pollution monitoring and assessment in English rivers.

Previous awards…

VCT Conservation Award 2019

VCT Conservation Award 2019

Angus Menzies was the proud winner of the 2019 VCT Conservation Award in recognition of his services to fresh water ecology, particularly through the  Riverfly Monitoring Initiative.Previous awards...

read more
VCT Conservation Award 2018

VCT Conservation Award 2018

The winner of the 2018 VCT Conservation Award was naturalist Tim Sykes who works tirelessly through his role with the Environment Agency.In his spare time, Tim works with many other organisations and people including Wildlife Trusts and educational establishments to...

read more
VCT Conservation Award 2017

VCT Conservation Award 2017

The first VCT Conservation Award was won by Aquascience in recognition of their work on the Tichborne Estate to redirect the river, creating 1km of pristine chalk stream. Aquascience carefully designed the restored channel, including profiles and gradients. They also...

read more