Irwell Catchment Management Natural Capital Account – Full Report
This report identifies the significant natural capital value of the Irwell Management Catchment’s (IMC) waterbodies. The report shows how the waterbodies, even in their current heavily modified condition, deliver a range of ecosystem services (ESS).
July 9, 2018Download
Irwell Catchment Management Natural Capital Account – Executive Summary
This report identifies the natural capital value of the Irwell Management Catchment’s (IMC) waterbodies, and the opportunities for investment in ecosystem services (ESS) provided by the IMC’s waterbodies.
July 7, 2018Download
Green Infrastructure for Water Mapping Project
Maintaining water quality & managing water quantity in the urban environment presents a number of challenges for government agencies, utility companies and policy makers. This report looks at the role which GI can play in addressing these challenges.
July 4, 2018Download
Partnerships for action in river catchment governance
This report by Open University reviews the current thinking and practices in relation to the catchment-based approach against these conceptual models and makes recommendations for the future.
May 10, 2018Download
Oakenshaw weir fish bypass
The River Hyndburn suffered from significant impacts of historic pollution and surveys found juvenile salmon at the foot of the weir but not above. As part of the catchment plan, this weir was prioritised as a barrier for fish migration.
May 7, 2018Download
Water Resilient Cities
Through Natural Course, Business in the Community's Water Taskforce sought to prove a concept; that non-domestic customers, working with schools initially, could be incentivised to implement sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).
April 29, 2018Download
River Irk Restoration – making a plan
This project aims to start a planned and strategic approach to restoring the River Irk on a catchment scale. In this first phase, the Environment Agency have been working with the River Restoration Centre (RRC) to develop a restoration plan.
April 9, 2018Download
Finding space for water in the River Irk at Alkrington
Delivered by Mersey Rivers Trust, the project improved flow diversity in the River Irk by notching the five check weirs, lowering and softening the banking and reconnecting the floodplain.
March 9, 2018Download
Green infrastructure for water opportunity mapping
The green infrastructure for water opportunity mapping method used GIS data to identify a range of elements in the physical environment that represented potential pathways for urban diffuse pollution (UDP).
February 9, 2018Download
LOVEmyBEACH Business Pack
LOVEmyBEACH is a campaign with a huge challenge: to work together to keep our local beaches and bathing waters clean. LOVEmyBEACH is supported by Natural Course and this pack can help businesses get involved with improving North West bathing waters.
February 7, 2018Download
Nestle commit to ‘working with nature’
Through Natural Course, Business in the Community was contracted by United Utilities to work with Nestle UK to help them build a robust environmental strategy.
January 15, 2018Download
Irwell Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management Group
The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund resources have enabled Groundwork to establish a network of 21 landowners and managers whose holdings cover over 5320 Hectares of land in the upper Irwell catchment.
October 12, 2017Download
Manchester’s Great Outdoors – a Green & Blue Infrastructure Strategy
The strategy provides a vision of Manchester’s green & blue spaces in 2025. It covers the 5 river valleys, 3 canals and more than 160 parks that make up the city as well as wider resources such as private gardens, street trees and cycle-ways.
October 9, 2017Download
River Irwell Evidence and Measures Study
The River Irwell Evidence & Measures study brings together existing data packages, made widely available to the local catchment partnerships, alongside further data held by the Environment Agency, United Utilities and the GM Ecology Unit.
July 6, 2017Download
Natural Flood Management Technical Report
This Natural Flood Management Technical Report has investigated Natural Flood Management (NFM) in a tiered approach across the Eden, Kent and Derwent catchments in Cumbria, to help prioritise where different NFM measures are likely to be more effective.
April 26, 2017Download
NFM Modelling Study
Collaborative Natural Flood Management maps, which quantify both the opportunity and the benefit of NFM, have been developed in 4 river catchments. The Rivers Trust is using modelling studies to quantify the potential impact of NFM on peak flows.
April 19, 2017Download
Reconnecting Staveley to its natural floodplain
South Cumbria Rivers Trust removed a man-made embankment to help slow the flow of the river and reconnect it to its natural floodplain.
March 7, 2017Download
Natural England – Working in Partnership
Erosion of a riverbank was contributing silt and was accelerated by encroachment of livestock approaching the river to drink. Working in partnership, Natural England organised a series of solutions to overcome the issue.
March 7, 2017Download
North West River Basin District – water environment infographic
The water environment in the North West River Basin District (2015) has many challenges, this infographic explains the waterbodies found in the area, reasons for not achieving a good status, and the costs and benefits in meeting the planned objectives.
February 15, 2017Download
Raising awareness of misconnections
A survey found that misconnected pipes in Cheadle Hulme were affecting the water quality of the Micker Brook. In response to these findings, Mersey Rivers Trust delivered an awareness campaign to get residents to check their pipe connections.
February 7, 2017Download
Local Action Partnership
The Defra Local Action Project developed a suite of evidence and information resources to support the targeting and implementation of environmental management in urban landscapes.
January 18, 2017Download
City of Trees – Cleavleys Wet Woodland
The City of Trees helped to breakdown particulates and other pollutants from being carried into Worsley Brook from the M60 motorway junction, allowing the stream to take a more natural course through the woodland.
January 18, 2017Download