How much can natural measures reduce flooding at large scales? To answer this question over the next three years the Q-NFM investigator team, lead by Lancaster University, will work in three large Cumbrian catchments (‘test basins’), the Eden, Derwent and Kent with their partners who are delivering NFM interventions .
NEVO is a map-based decision support tool to inform decisions that affect the natural environment of England and Wales. It makes use of state-of-the-art environmental and economic models developed by the University of Exeter in a user-friendly interface.
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.
Encourage and facilitate the use of the spatial data in ARCGIS. Train practitioners to develop their GIS and spatial data skills and, in so doing, build capability in their organisations. Environmental professionals are often highly ‘geographically literate’, but they do still require specialised, application-based training to become skilled GIS technicians who can then incorporate the robust and effective use of GIS into their day-to-day work.
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.
Keeping Rivers Cool was a four year (2012-2016) Environment Agency led climate change adaptation project, which focused on using trees to keep rivers cool.
Water Quality Catchment Approach provides an integrated understanding and evidence for pollution management on sites which have been identified as failing to meet their required water quality or ecological objectives.
The Source Apportionment-GIS (SAGIS) Tool quantifies the loads of pollutants to surface waters in the UK from 12 point and diffuse sources, including wastewater treatment works discharges, intermittent discharges from sewerage and runoff, agriculture, soil erosion, mine water drainage, septic tanks and industrial inputs (UKWIR project WW02).