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    CONNECTING COMMUNITIES WITH THEIR FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS


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The Freshwater Links philosophy is that ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. Freshwater Links aims to empower local communities and researchers by connecting the growing number of volunteer, regulatory and research datasets in the Thames Catchment together. Discover datasets or understand your local aquatic environments, and find out how volunteers, NGOs and government organisations can work together and encourage ideas that will help to improve the quality of their local aquatic environments. .


  • Thames WaterBlitz

    Visualise the data collected during the different Thames WaterBlitz events and gain a better understanding of the condition of your local freshwater environment.

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  • Data Distribution & Gaps

    See the different locations where data have been collected by citizen scientists as part of the different projects that contribute to Freshwater Links

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  • Freshwater Links Map

    Explore the different datasets that contribute to Freshwater Links. See, map, and analyse current conditions of the Thames catchment freshwater environments.

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Water Stories

Discover freshwater projects across the river Thames catchment where you can get involved. Each of these projects is developing productive partnerships between scientists and volunteers to help improve the state of natural environments and carry out important research.

Freshwater Watch

Freshwater Watch

Environment Agency

Environment Agency

Freshwater Habitat Trust

Freshwater Habitat Trust

Water for Wildlife

Water for Wildlife

Citizen Crane

Citizen Crane

Evenlode Catchment Laboratory

Evenlode Catchment Laboratory

RiverFly Monitoring Initiative (Coming Soon)

RiverFly Monitoring Initiative (Coming Soon)

Upper Thames Fresh Water Project (Coming Soon)

Upper Thames Fresh Water Project (Coming Soon)

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