Tools & Case Studies

Pollution risk assessment and source apportionment evidence.

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

CSF delivers practical solutions and targeted support to reduce diffuse water pollution.

an integrated approach to management across all of the land United Utilities own.

Wessex Water's award winning catchment management initiative.

Environmental Stewardship is a land management scheme.

Linking Environment And Farming

Designed to reduce the environmental impact of the use of pesticides.

Established to create joined up and resilient ecological networks at a landscape scale.

Culm grassland restoration work.

Reconnecting areas of land that were formally fragmented.

A 4 year Environment Agency led climate change adaptation project.

Helps governments and businesses work together to better manage water.

A new manure management application.

A programme which will restore natural habitats and reduce the risk of flooding.

Removing invasive species from thw Camel catchment.

Removing Invasive species from the Tweed Catchment.

Restoring & Managing Wetlands Using Native Eurasian Beavers

Protects streams and rivers from pollution.

How to design and install efficient SuDS.

An inspiring vision of Sheffield’s rivers.

An environmental regeneration project.

Monitoring can be designed to look at biological measures.

Evidence-based assessment of the options to tackle diffuse pollution.

This review  explores the data and evidence available.

 Assessing delivery of objectives and benefits.

FARM SCale Optimisation of Pollutant Emission Reductions model.

The Extended Nutrient Export Coefficient Model

Guide to Stakeholder Analysis.

Guide to engaging parish councils and local community groups.

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. 

Rivers Involving People, Places and Leading by Example
Guidance and training resources for Local Authorities.
Removing nutrients directly from sewage treatment works effluent. 
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.
Supporting the Anglers' Riverfly Monitoring Initiative across the Upper Lea, Colne and South Chilterns catchments.
Training volunteers to carry out walkover surveys, habitat surveys, water quality sampling and kick sampling.
A campaign to collect 1,000 water samples from the Thames River Basin in a single day.
Supporting community groups to take ownership of a waterway.


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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