Citizen Science is a fundamental data gathering and engagement tool for Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships to help develop an understanding of the issues in catchments and also to engage their local communities in identifying and delivering solutions.
Local data and evidence on Natural Flood Management is key to engaging with both the public and local businesses. It is also vital to providing the detail needed to target, deliver and evaluate projects at the local catchment and community level.
LEAF is the leading organisation promoting sustainable food and farming. They help farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo.
Using effective engagement techniques, a community-based monitoring (citizen science) approach has been implemented within the rural 42km2 Haltwhistle Burn Catchment in Northumberland.
The Riverfly Partnership is a network of nearly 100 partner organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, watercourse managers and relevant authorities, working together to: protect the water quality of our rivers; further the understanding of riverfly populations, and actively conserve riverfly habitats.
Bringing fish into the classroom is a fantastic, interactive method of getting children excited about nature as well as introducing them to the issues facing the natural environment. Several river and catchment groups are having great success with this approach and regularly set up aquariums in schools.
Do you feel like you are not getting the true views and opinions of the public you are engaging with? Maybe you feel you see the same faces at all meetings and are not hearing from all the groups or individuals in your community. If so, and you are committed to tackling the issues within […]
The River Wiki has been set up by the River Restoration Centre to consolidate river restoration case studies from all over Europe. Currently, there are 1072 case studies from 31 countries published on the website. Search through the case studies using a number of different variables depending on the type of project you are looking for. It […]
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. […]