Upstream thinking

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Upstream Thinking is our award-winning programme of catchment management across 10 catchments in the South West. Delivered in partnership with a range of individuals and organisations including farmers, Rivers and Wildlife Trusts and the National Park Authorities, the various schemes target improved water quality and river flows using ecologically-sensitive low cost measures including moorland restoration and improving farm soil and water management.

The Upstream Thinking projects fall into 2 categories:

  • to improve water quality and natural water storage by restoring the region's moorland areas (e.g. peat bog restoration)
  • 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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Upstream thinking in action

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