Useful information pertinent to Friends of the River Rib & Quin.

Here are links that give information on England’s chalk streams and rivers and why they are so important

Chalk streams in crisis – A 2019 report by the Rivers Trust, supported by HMWT and a number of other river, angling and wildlife charities, that makes a series of recommendations and features Buntingford in the Lea Catchment case study.

WWF – UK Rivers and chalkstreams
2014 UK Chalkstream report
Catchment Based Approach resources

The threat to chalk streams, our unique contribution to global ecology – The Guardian, July 2014

Why Britain’s chalk rivers are under threat – The Telegraph, June 2016

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust Living Rivers Project
Information about HMWT’s Living Rivers project, River Lea and Colne Catchment areas and other Hertfordshire River’s friends groups are listed here

HMWT Living Rivers
River Lea Catchment Partnership
Rivers Rib & Quin Catchment Management Plan

Colne Valley Catchment Partnership

HMWT 5 year plan 2016 – 2021

HMWT/HertsCC/EA Local Wildlife Sites partnership newsletter 2017
includes information on the Mimram SSSI project, River Lea Catchment Partnership and EA permits required for projects on a river floodplain

Friends of the Mimram – Facebook Group

River Beane Restoration Association

Ver Valley Society

Charities and Organisations
Below are river conservation organisations and charities working locally and nationally

Water21 is a not-for-profit organisation that works with landowners and communities to develop sustainable protection against flood, drought, and public health risks in the community.

The Rivers Trust are the umbrella body of the Rivers Trust movement, working to protect, promote and enhance our freshwater ecosystems for both people and wildlife.

River Rib Water Level Monitoring

UK Drought Monitoring
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Mapping site

National and Local Government and Utilities Supplier Plans, Policies and Reports
Environment Agency – The state of the environment: water resources – May 2018

Environment Agency – Upper Lee Abstraction Licensing Strategy – February 2019

Affinity Water – Water Resources Management Plan 2020 – 2080

Hertfordshire County Council – Recycling, waste and environment

Standon Puckeridge Neighbourhood Development Plan – On the 4th June 2019, East Herts Council confirmed that the Standon Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan met the basic conditions and could proceed to a referendum. This referendum took place on the 25th July 2019, with 95% approval.

SPNDP Environment report – SNP4

Braughing Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017 – 2033

Hertfordshire Geology
An introduction to the geology of Hertfordshire

image – Hertfordshire Geology Society

Water in the UK – a free learning course on water supply in the UK from the Open University