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.
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/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
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.
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
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.
An introduction to the geology of Hertfordshire