The CCM Hub is a place where people who are interested in the wellbeing of their local river/s and wider water environment can share understanding and make links across river catchments. It points you in the direction of measures, legislation and practical tools to help improve the quality of all water bodies including ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries, wetlands and coastal water for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
Our aim for the Hub is to provide a repository and guide to knowledge for planning catchment restoration and mitigation measures to achieve good ecological status in rivers and other water bodies for the benefit of local catchment managers, advisors and interested stakeholders – including local community groups and the general public.
If you are new to catchment management, you may find it helpful to start on the Catchment Management pages for an overview of what catchment management is and why it is important. Alternatively you can click on the ‘getting started‘ tag for some more suggestions.
If you are interested in more detailed guidance for catchment management, these are provided under Tools and Resources or click on the ‘technical support’ tag to view our list of suggestions.
On the Hub you will find the information arranged so that you can find out about your local river and catchment, search for data, tools and resources and get involved by sharing ideas and providing feedback about your experiences on the ground. In doing so, your feedback is important to us. We invite your comments and ratings about what you may or may not find to be useful for the different types of facilities and materials on the Hub. By making all this material readily available in one place we hope that together we can create a facility that will improve the practice of catchment management for the good of both the environment and society.
If you have questions then try Ask the Hub on the left of the page. Some of your questions may already be answered but if not then leave a question for us.
Go to the My Catchment pages if you are interested in local sources of data in a particular catchment area.
Find and contribute examples of good practice in the section on Case Studies.