07 Upper Thames agricultural site UK

The Thames regenerative agriculture sites which we are studying are predominantly located on farms in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, in the Thames catchment. Both of these sites are on slowly permeable loamy/clayey soils over a mudstone geology. Regenerative agriculture aims to improve the sponge function of the soil..

06 New Forest and Cole catchments UK

Blackwater and Highland Water are sub-catchments of the Lymington river in the New Forest National Park (in the UK South-East River Basin District) The River Cole is located in the Thames River Basin District, west of Oxford. Lymington River and Cole River catchments benefited from floodplain restoration (river remeandering, logjams, etc) in the early 2000’s. For this case study the core objective is to understand better the impact of floodplain restoration activities in the long term (over almost three decades).

04 Evenlode catchment UK

The River Evenlode rises near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and is a headwater tributary of the River Thames, with a catchment area of approximately 430km². The landscape is predominantly agricultural, consisting of arable land, grassland and woodland. 

05 Riseholme stream UK

Riseholme case study is located in the Anglian River Basin District (RBD), in the east of England. It is part of the catchment of the River Witham, which covers an area of approximately 3,000 km² and a population of around 375,000 people. The catchment is predominantly rural and there is high grade agricultural land in the Fens. The site is an example of the unique chalk streams. It is part of the Riseholme College Campus which is part of the University of Lincoln.