A Data Strategy to Support
Catchment Management

WRc developed a strategic approach to environmental monitoring in catchments affected by diffuse water pollution. A simple, five-stage framework for reviewing data gathering activities was proposed, based on the idea that monitoring should be driven by the needs of end users and evolve in response to changing business needs. Trialling the framework on two case study catchments identified efficiency savings and identified opportunities to undertake targeted investigations. Following this guidance allowed the client to collect data in a strategic and efficient way and turn it into useful information that supports the delivery of catchment outcomes.

Simon Clarke head of catchment management Tel: +44(0) 1793 865000