The Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2020 and Webinar Programme was held online 18th – 20th August. Bringing together over 200 people throughout the three days it was an opportunity to share and learn about the latest developments in catchment monitoring, modelling, data sharing and analysis.
Practical guidance for CaBA partners interested in designing and managing a water quality monitoring programme. Includes a summary of monitoring equipment, data analysis and visualisation ideas, sampling protocols and advice for FIO monitoring and guidance on planning your strategy, engaging volunteers and resourcing.
The Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project will help support a more collaborative approach between Coastal and CaBA partnerships.
The CaBA Benefits Report report states that during 2018 to 2019, for every £1 directly invested by Government, CaBA partnerships have raised £3.20 of co-finance from a diverse range of non-Governmental funders. These include corporate businesses, water and waste companies (though landfill taxes), EU funds (LIFE, Interreg and Horizon 2020) as well as lottery funds.
The CaBA Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2019 was held in Bristol Zoo’s Clifton Pavillion on September 18th, and the 75 attendees listened to over 20 topics. Workshops were held to debate the future CaBA data sharing and monitoring strategy, and interactive voting sessions were used to gauge audience opinion on a range of issues. This resource provides a handy overview of the presentations and workshops of the forum.
The Desktop CaBA GIS Data Package is a set of over 150 data layers, which is provided to CaBA Catchment Hosts under a license negotiated centrally with the data providers. Version 5 is a complete refresh of all the preceding versions and has some great new data in it too.
Water ResourcesVolunteers & Citizen ScienceNatural CapitalFlood ResilienceWater StewardshipEstuaries & CoastsUrban Water ManagementWater QualityUsing Data & EvidenceClimate ChangeRural Land ManagementRiver Restoration & WildlifeTechnical Support & Training
A case study: Water Sensitive Farming (WSF) is an initiative that delivers benefits for water resources, as well as for the wider environment, farm businesses and supply chains.
Guidance, technical manuals, templates and examples of how to setup and run an Outfall Safari to get local volunteers involved in surveying sources of urban pollution.
Trent Rivers Trust, working in partnership with Severn Trent Water, The Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency engaged the local community in surveying the Alfreton Brook for sources of urban pollution using a methodology first developed by Zoological Society of London.