The Challenges and Choices consultation begins on 24 October 2019 until 24 April 2020. It will help shape the Strategic plan for England’s waters (river basin management plans). The consultation will ask the public, partners and stakeholders their views on improving the water environment. Use this page to find useful resources to help shape conversations about the consultation.
This document brings together a number of easy-to-install monitoring measures that can be used to help
understand the effectiveness of field scale agricultural measures or Natural Flood Management schemes in catchments.
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 QualityNatural CapitalWater ResourcesEstuaries & CoastsRiver Restoration & WildlifeUrban Water ManagementVolunteers & Citizen ScienceFlood ResilienceRural Land ManagementTechnical Support & TrainingUsing Data & EvidenceWater StewardshipClimate Change
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.
Water quality training resources for CaBA partners to show what sort of information can be obtained from different types of water quality monitoring data, and to make available a suite of tools and resources to help access and analyse existing data, and plan future collaborative monitoring strategies.
In this review, Westcountry Rivers Trust explores the data and evidence available, which, taken together, demonstrate qualitatively and quantitatively that the delivery of integrated catchment management interventions can realise genuine improvements in water quality.
A guidance document on engaging with the Water Framework Directive – a legal framework for the protection and promotion of sustainable water management of surface waters (including coastal waters out to one nautical mile) and groundwater.
As part of the Natural Course project, City of Trees created a wet woodland in the heart of Salford to help improve the failing water quality of the Worsley Brook. A year on and the wet woodland is now thriving with greenery and wildlife is returning to the area.
Norfolk Rivers Trust have created an innovative, natural treatment plant for over a million litres of water a day to help improve the quality of water that is returned to the River Ingol, one of Norfolk’s precious chalk streams.
This policy work was led by WWF and had a focus on chalk streams: the crystal-clear, havens for wildlife rivers characteristic of southern and eastern England.