Use Data

It is vital that participatory, stakeholder-led catchment planning is underpinned by robust data and evidence. Once the evidence has been evaluated, the partnership can then work to define areas of the catchment most likely to play a critical role in the provision of the different ecosystem services and where, therefore, catchment management measures should be targeted for the most multifunctional benefit.

Stakeholder-led spatial visualisation of ecosystem services

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.

Pollution risk assessment and source apportionment evidence.

Turns the relevant bits into evidence related to suspected causes of problems.

GIS datasets available under the Open Licence.

Downloadable Ordnance Survey datasets.

Source of both EA and other data.

A Desktop GIS Data Package for CaBA Hosts.

Professional GIS software application.

A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System.

An open source Geographic Information System.

Using online platforms to facilitate multi-way information sharing between CaBA partners. 

Improving volunteer and catchment partnership knowledge to identify barriers to fish passage.
A citizen science project on a small west London river combining Riverfly, phosphorous and outfall monitoring.
Community-based monitoring and modelling project using citizen science.
A campaign to collect 1,000 water samples from the Thames River Basin in a single day.

Community partnership to ensure long term solutions for the River Keer in Lancashire

Using citizen science to reduce the impact of urban pollution upon rivers
Improving polluted urban rivers with better evidence and community engagement.
A GIS-based model to help identify and prioritise opportunities for GI for water 

A 7 step guide to developing a Natural Flood Management Scheme.

The evidence base behind natural flood management


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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