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.
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.
The Fieldmouse modelling tool helps you target landscape sources of diffuse pollution, it routes and decays diffuse loads from Farmscoper and similar through the catchment and provides an easy visual assessment of which sources contribute most to the observed concentration.
Towards Hydrocitizenship joins a growing body of academic and policy initiatives which seek to address local hydrospheres (interconnected water flows and exchanges) holistically, in ways which address these interdependent issues on catchment and systems based scales.