Within Gloucestershire, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) at the University of Gloucestershire have developed an integrated local delivery (ILD) framework, implemented in a range of situations, that enables those with local skills and environmental land management knowledge to contribute to the management of sensitive and […]
The Ribble Life Partnership aims to engage people from local communities, farmers, public sector organisations and local businesses to help improve water quality at a local, catchment level.
Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) is a UK government-funded project designed to provide robust evidence regarding how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled to improve and maintain water quality in rural river catchment areas.
Methodology Once the evidence has been evaluated, the partnership then works to develop a series of conceptual models or ‘rules’ that can be used to define areas of the catchment most likely to play a critical role in the provision of the different ecosystem services, singly or in combination. These priority areas are locations […]
Taking samples of river water using the conventional method of filling bottles by hand can be costly and time-consuming. The results obtained from these ‘spot’ samples can, at best, only provide a snapshot of the concentration target compounds which may be present at the time of sampling.
This citizen science project seeks to engage community groups, individuals, schools and riverside businesses along the tidal Thames from Teddington to the Thames Estuary. The project aims to raise awareness of the environmental issues that the river faces and enable people to provide pro-active support and involvement in improving the health of the tidal Thames. […]
Guidance and tools, through the WaterLIFE project, to help Catchment Partners and others engage business – from farmers to food and drink and manufacturing organisations.
Catchment Partnerships can increase their capacity and become more effective by focusing on how they interact with communities to motivate them to get involved – whether that be through raising awareness, providing volunteering opportunities or offering citizen science training. WaterLIFE pioneered a range of communication resources and initiatives.