Tools & Case Studies

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

There are three CaBA for WR case studies plus a summary poster.

Improving polluted urban rivers with better evidence and community engagement.
A GIS-based model to help identify and prioritise opportunities for GI for water 
Using wet woodland to address water quality failures 

Natural Flood Management - Open Competition


In many catchments, there are often specialist groups with very particular and focused interests in the freshwater environment who can be very valuable contributors to the development of a catchment plan.

Tamar Citizen Science Investigations (CSI) has aimed to encourage local interest groups, residents and communities to engage with their local river catchment and become actively involved in its environmental protection.

In some of the WaterLIFE Demonstration Catchments, the project provided additional technical support to help build capacity and expertise and realise the following benefits to collaborative working;

In summer 2015, Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), as part of WaterLIFE, hit the road on a summer tour to explore current feeling about what communities

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides public access to information held by public authorities – like the Environment Agency,

Poor riparian habitats are one of the limiting factors for many fish and invertebrate species in the Severn Uplands Management Catchment,

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

Outputs from a series of knowledge sharing workshops on flood risk management.

Natural Flood Management - A Practical Guide for Farmers

The evidence base behind natural flood management

Reconnecting people with their river


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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