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Upstream Thinking


Upstream Thinking is South West Water's award-winning programme of catchment management on Exmoor and Dartmoor. Delivered in partnership with a range of individuals and organisations including farmers, wildlife trusts and the national park authorities, the various schemes target improved water quality using ecologically-sensitive low cost measures including moorland restoration and agricultural improvements.

The Upstream Thinking projects fall into two categories: 

  1. projects to improve water quality and natural water storage by restoring the region's moorland areas (e.g. peat bog restoration)
  2. projects delivered alongside farmers and other landowners to protect water quality in streams and rivers.

Check out the videos below for more information and visit the dedicated Upstream Thinking website at www.upstreamthinking.org 




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