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.
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An evidence base for Working With Natural Processes (WWNP) to reduce flood risk – tools and apps available to CaBA groups.
CaBA Partnerships and partner organisations are developing and using a range of exciting, interactive models to engage communities and help them explore how natural flood management works.
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.
Rural Land ManagementClimate ChangeUsing Data & EvidenceApps & ToolsRiver Restoration & WildlifeCase Studies & Projects
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.
Water QualityUsing Data & EvidenceRural Land ManagementApps & Tools
To make our rivers and streams clean again, we need to be able to work out where the pollution is coming from. SCIMAP is a risk-mapping framework designed to identify where in the landscape diffuse pollution is most likely to be originating.
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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).
The River Habitat Survey is a methodology for recording habitat features for wildlife that was designed by the Environment Agency, England and Wales and has since been applied in many other countries.
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While there is now a wealth of data sources available to help characterise our river catchments and prioritise where to start tackling issues, there is no substitute to getting out on the ground and undertaking a walkover survey to properly understand the local environment.
Electrofishing is one of the most effective methods available to quantify, assess and monitor fish populations; within and between waterbodies.
One target system to diagnose the effects of contaminant exposure on organisms in the environment is to monitor biological damage by examining effects on their DNA.
River Restoration & WildlifeWater QualityApps & ToolsMonitoring Change
The WCSRT Catchment Invertebrate Fingerprinting approach examines the responses of invertebrate communities, in the water environment, to four environmental stresses; low-flow impacts, fine sediment, organic pollution and total reactive phosphorus.
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