We work on streams and rivers from across the UK using chemical and biological monitoring techniques to assess their status and we provide advice on stream and rivers restoration.

Our work on upland headwater streams includes monitoring of flow, temperature, diatoms and aquatic plants (including bryophytes) of low-alkalinity streams across the UK under the national Upland Waters Monitoring Network which is co-ordinated by ENSIS. The network is designed to track the recovery of previously acidified streams and lakes from the effects of acid rain and to detect the impending effects of climate change.

We also have a strong and growing interest in the restoration of streams and rivers, including the need not only to improve water quality but also the importance of enhancing habitat diversity through, for example, the introduction of large woody debris to river and stream reaches