WRc's Catchment Management team provides integrated catchment management services for the managed water cycle, enabling environmental objectives to be achieved from source to sea. Our support enables river basin management stakeholders to find sustainable and cost effective solutions to water quality problems and other planning and issues or compliance issues with environmental regulations, based on sound evidence.
Our team have a comprehensive understanding of the Water Framework and other environmental Directives. Our work includes water quality modelling in rivers, lakes and coastal waters, assessment of the effectiveness of policies through the review of evidence; the development of catchment management solutions, and the provision of independent expert advice on risks posed to human health and to the environment by chemicals, micro-organisms and other naturally occurring and man-made substances through the work of the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology (NCET).
Case Study: Peatland restoration
Case study: Water quality from pesticides
Case study: Macroinvertebrate response to flow alteration
Case study: Catchment sensitive farming