Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2019

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CaBA Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2019

The CaBA Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2019, supported by the EU Interreg WaterCoG project, was held in Bristol Zoo’s Clifton Pavillion on September 18th, and the 75 attendees listened to over 20 topics.



There were a mix of longer talks, as well as the ‘lightning’ talks round, where presenters had only 5 minutes to get across their key points, racing a giant timer clock, with chocolate rewards for keeping to time.

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.

Below, you can download a summary of the event, including voting results and discussion summaries. You can also view videos of the sessions and download the presentations.


Catchment Data & Evidence Forum Summary

The summary document provides a handy overview of the presentations and workshops of the forum, including:

  • What does CaBA need to do next? Key opportunities and next steps identified by attendees – these should inform future work of the Catchment Data User Group, CaBA National Support Group and CaBA parterships.
  • How should government agencies respond? The new vision for working together which has emerged from the Strategic Monitoring Review.
  • What worked well in this years’s forum and priorities for next year’s event
  • Voting results
  • Discussion outputs
  • Presentations and weblinks

Download the Summary

Session 1

  • Welcome – David Johnson & Michelle Walker, The Rivers Trust
  • Making a step change in the Environment Agency’s environmental IT – how can you help? – Chris Thomas, Environment Agency
  • CaBA Data Package – Anneka France & Lucy Butler, The Rivers Trust
  • Prioritising action using data – Caitlin Pearson, West Cumbria Rivers Trust
  • Natural Capital Assessment – James Mathews, Atkins
  • Mapping potential sites for constructed wetlands – Sebastian Piet Zacho, SEGES 
  • The CAMELS Dataset – Gemma Coxon, Bristol University
  • Cadastre: Land ownership data service delivering The Value of Where – Pete Wain, Triage
  • Smarter Land Use – Tim Hopkins, The Land App
  • Citizen Science Research – Izzy Bishop, EarthWatch Institute
  • Natural Flood and Pollution Planning Tool – Gareth Old, CEH

Download Session 1 Slides

Session 2

  • Strategic Monitoring Review Update – Ben Bunting, EA
  • Citizen Science Investigates – Simon Browning, Westcountry Rivers Trust
  • ArcGIS Hub – Miles Gabriel, Esri UK
  • Using Earth Observation for assessing the effectiveness of measures for controlling rural diffuse pollution – Ben Hockridge, ADAS
  • Cartographer & MoRPh – Dave Gurnell, Cartographer
  • INNS Mapper – John Cave, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Coreo – Dave Kilbey, Natural Apptitude

Download Session 2 Slides

Session 3

  • Smarter Water Catchments – Helena Soteriou, Thames Water
  • An introduction to FreeStation and //Smart: sensing for real time monitoring, early warning and analysis – Video, Ambiotek & Kings College London
  • River Health Checker – Guy Pluckwell, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Outfall Safari Guide and Toolkit – Phoebe Shaw-Stewart, Zoological Society of London
  • Sediment fingerprinting – Charlotte Chivers, Exeter University
  • Monitoring within the Riverlands Project – Ashraf Afana, National Trust
  • Time lapse camera for pollution spotting – David Lerner, Friends of Bradford Brook Catchment Science
  • Fieldscale monitoring handbook – Glenn Olschner-Castle, Atkins
  • Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Cooperative – Video, Alliance for the Bay

Download Session 3 Slides

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