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About this Event

NOTE:  If you wish to attend any of the webinars on the 19th or 20th August you must register for these separately via the individual webinar booking links below.

This year the Catchment Data & Evidence FORUM is heading online but promises to be just as packed and interactive as last year. Spread over three days we will be combining the FORUM with an online training and webinar programme.


Our focus this year is:

Building Social Capital: Engaging Communities through Catchment Data & Evidence and includes:

  • Monitoring & Citizen Science
  • Making data and evidence more accessible to communities
  • Collaborative catchment modelling
  • Understanding and changing behaviours through data and evidence.

The FORUM is free and open to all and we welcome anyone involved in or interested in using data & evidence to support catchment management and engage communities.

Join us to:

  • Learn about the latest developments in catchment monitoring, modelling, data sharing and analysis
  • Learn about using data and evidence to engage communities in catchment management
  • Share your work with a wider audience of specialists and catchment management practitioners
  • Help to shape the future of collaborative evidence gathering and sharing

Outline Agenda

18th August: Catchment Data & Evidence FORUM

The day will include a Keynote presentation from Prof. Alex Inman (Exeter University) on ‘Making Data Relevant’, followed by a mix of lightning talks, discussions, workshops and interactive voting.

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19th August: Training & Webinar Programme

10:00 – 11:30 Advancing data sharing between the UK Water Industry and CaBA: Find out more about accessing water industry data and how it can help support the Catchment Based Approach. Join us to share your views on current barriers and opportunities to help inform and advance data sharing between the water industry and CaBA.


14:30 – 16:00 Data & evidence to support habitat restoration and nature recovery: Priority Habitat Mapping for rivers and lakes is being refined, and the mapping will be used to influence both the new Defra Nature Strategy and River Basin Management Plans. Join this webinar to find out more about the new data portal which has been developed to support this work and how CaBA Partnerships can share their knowledge on particular sites and help identify river and lake restoration priorities. The webinar will also introduce some of the latest data, evidence and tools available to CaBA partnerships to support habitat restoration and nature recovery.



20th August: Training & Webinar Programme

10:00 – 12:00 Designing a water quality investigation: An interactive training webinar for CaBA Partnership Hosts who are involved or interested in undertaking water quality monitoring. Join Simon Browning, Senior Data & Evidence Officer at Westcountry Rivers Trust to learn more about planning and designing a water quality monitoring programme including setting objectives, choosing your strategy and equipment and visualising results.


14:00 – 14:45 Making catchment data more accessible to end users: Aimed at technical catchment data users, this webinar will introduce you to some of the latest catchment data, tools and resources developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology including the UK-Scape Hydrology API and data integration tool to access and visualise Environment Agency water quality and hydrological data.


15:00 – 16:00 Connecting Communities with Natural Capital – An Evidence Base: Learn about the innovative Health & Wellbeing Evidence Base developed by the Ribble Life Catchment Partnership, how it’s being used to connect communities with natural capital and how you can access the national data layers.



A summary of the 2019 Catchment Data & Evidence Forum is available HERE.

This event is supported by the WaterCo-Governance (WaterCoG) project under the Interreg North Sea Region VB programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Location: Online Event

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