A one day course providing training in a new technique to monitor the health of rivers is being held by the Environment Agency in Twickenham on 30th June 2016.  This course will be of value to anyone working within catchment partnerships or local groups with an interest in river monitoring and assessment.

Assessing the quality of physical habitat and functioning of river systems is vital for making sure that their management can sustain a healthy aquatic environment for our water dependent wildlife as well as providing fresh water and flood protection for our communities.

The Modular River Physical Survey  - MoRPh - has been developed by the Environment Agency and Queen Mary University of London to enable citizen scientists and those actively involved in the management and restoration of rivers, to assess the physical condition of their local rivers and streams. Such assessment is key to understanding not only river health, but also to assist with determining the success of river restoration and to inform the development of new schemes.


Course details:

Date: 30th June 2016

Venue: St Mary’s University, Twickenham, TW1 4SX

Times: 10am-4pm

Cost: Free

No of places available: 18

Experience:  No previous experience of survey techniques is required.

Course organiser: Environment Agency & Queen Mary University of London

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website: http://modularriversurvey.org/


If you are interested in attending on the 30th June or would like further details, please contact Lucy Shuker at the above address. This course is extremely popular so early booking is advised.


Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.