Tools & Case Studies

An on-line campaign helping people engage with River Basin Management

Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected-Communities Project

A social enterprise building connections between the communities along rivers

Stakeholder-led spatial visualisation of ecosystem services

The pioneering Water Company-funded catchment managment programme

Defra project assessing effectiveness of catchment managment measures

Explores better ways to engage with people to improve the environment

Safeguarding the future of the Eden’s rivers and lakes.

Love Your River Coventry is a pilot project that addresses urban diffuse pollution.

An app designed to gather feedback as people photograph the landscape.

Improving the health of East London's River Lea

Working together with local stakeholders for a healthier river Wear

Thames River Watch is a citizen science project which aims to improve our understanding of the health of the tidal Thames.

Each community can be inspired and enabled to look after its own catchment.

The River Wiki consolidates river restoration case studies from all over Europe.

To build capacity and resilience within the CaBA family.

A practical guidance document designed to help deliver informal engagement events

Ketso offers a structured way to run a workshop.

A fantastic, interactive method of getting children excited about nature.

A simple project where yellow fish are painted next to drains.

 Guide to Social Media.

Harnessing the sciences to help and promote sustainable rural development.

A toolkit for Ecosystem Service mapping that uses nationally available datasets.

Helps to understand how resilient habitats are anywhere in the county.

A data download and visualization tool.


PlantTracker, AquaInvaders & SealifeTracker.

Free GIS data, maps, apps and training for CaBA partnerships

Specialist software for high-resolution visualisation of spatial data.

An online tool which provides geographic information about the natural environment.

An application to explore information about designated bathing waters.

A series of intensive GIS short-courses.

Assessing the health of an aquatic system.

Examines the response of invertebrate communities to environmental stress.

A network of nearly 100 partner organisations working together.

Exmines contaminant-induced damage to the DNA structure.

Consolidates tools in order to inform future management in the cross-border region.

Electrofishing is used to capture a snapshot of the fish population.

Assessment of the physical habitat features present along a river.

Method of assessing the physical diversity of rivers.

Method for locating sediment pollution in river catchments.

Volunteer scheme to spot & report pollution.

Tracing the key sources of sediment in river channels.

In situ samplers that assess the concentration of pesticides.

Submersible data-loggers for nutrients, ideal for unattended monitoring.

In situ Fluorimetry to identify organic pollutants.

Conductivity is a general measure of water quality.

Source Apportionment-GIS (SAGIS) modelling framework.

Targets landscape sources of diffuse pollution.

An integrated approach to land management decision making.

A risk-mapping framework designed to identify diffuse pollution.


The Catchment-Based Approach website is designed to showcase the work of catchment partnerships aross England and Wales and to encourage the sharing and adoption of best practice in stakeholder-led catchment managment planning, delivery and evaluation.


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