Research and Monitoring


Catchment Invertebrate Fingerprinting

The evaluation of invertebrate communities living in a river or stream is an effective method for assessing the impacts of environmental stress on the health of an aquatic ecosystem


Water Temperatures

Water temperature is becoming increasingly recognised as an important and highly sensitive factor that affects both the abiotic and biotic features of rivers



In recent years, the impact of plastic on the environment has risen far up the agenda of both the public and major businesses worldwide.



Monitoring and research is a key aspect of the Trust’s work. Survey can not only help inform where we target our work, but also help us understand if our work has had the positive impact we aim to achieve. 

Many of our partners are also involved in environmental surveys and data collection – why not take a look in our Library to find out more about the life in our rivers.