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Themes: Diffuse pollution and water resources, river basin management

See also the theme page on Sustainable drainage.


Flora locale training and other events

Creating new ponds for wildlifeWed 14 June 2017,Farndon, Cheshire
Managing woodlands for wildlife and sustainabilityWed 19 July 2017,Chippenham, Wiltshire
Pond creation and conservationMon 05 June 2017,Oxford, Oxfordshire

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Sustainable drainage (SUDS) and created wetlands   Restoration Library Master Page

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website


If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Checkout the SUDS and created wetlands page on this website
Foundation for Water Research - The information centre for water, wastewater and related environmental issues. Includes the Water Framework Directive Information Centre with data and info on river basins and WFD implementation.
Catchment Sensitive Farming in England (Defra) Includes a link to Natural England website, map of Priority Catchments, details of local initiatives and training opportunities for farmers.
Farmscoper decision support tool. Can assess diffuse agricultural pollutant loads on a farm, quantify effect of mitigation methods and determines effects of mitigation on biodiversity, water use and energy use.
Practical demonstrations on video of farm measures to address diffuse pollution (Natural England)
Future flows and groundwater levels project (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
River and sea levels in England & Wales (Environment Agency) Data on current, normal and highest river levels for EA monitoring stations.
The Rivers Trust Membership body for individual river conservation bodies around the UK, with information and links to their activities, including river restoration projects and management.
Farming Floodplains for the Future (Staffordshire Wildlife Trust 2010) The final report on an important national pilot project
River basin planning guidance on the UK Gov website
Water-friendly farming Freshwater Habitats Trust and Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, 2014
Upstream thinking website Projects in England to slow the flow for flood protection and nature improvement. 2014 onward.
An assessment of the effects of the 2013-14 flooding on the wildlife and habitats of the Somerset Levels and Moors Natural England, 2014
How will changing agricultural policy help reduce flooding? Exeter University, 2014
The impact of phosphorus inputs from small discharges on designated freshwater sites Natural England, 2015
Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River basins
Report - Dredging up trouble A critique of dredging as a solution to reducing flood risk and recommended solutions involving SUDS and upstream work. (Blueprint for Water Coalition, 2014)
Scotland's National Flood Risk Assessment
Wales' National Flood Risk Assessment
England's National Flood Risk Assessment


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Page last modified on Saturday 28 of April, 2012 11:16:57 BST