Healthy Habitats

Protecting and improving water quality & quantity

For nature's hatchery to succeed, salmon and trout need pollution-free water, and plenty of it.

Wild fish numbers are declining and our rivers are suffering

As of 2018, only 14% of rivers have 'good' ecological status. Our research is showing that rivers are struggling with excess nutrients, sediment and other pollutants, preventing them from producing healthy wild salmon and trout.

We cannot control salmon & trout, but we can control the stresses they are being exposed to

We use scientific research and hard data to build an understanding of the key threats to water quality and quantity which our wild fish are encountering.

We use this evidence to deliver much needed change.

We are improving water quality through local case studies on the following threats:

Turning science into action to protect wild fish

Sound scientific evidence is key to action

We underpin our work with water quality and invertebrate analysis by independent scientists, academics and professional entomologists.

1. We collect sound scientific data from local case studies....

2. This data paints a true picture of the health of rivers and the problems fish face...

3. We use this evidence to take calculated action and protect wild fish.

We are fact-led and fight for healthy habitats in a case-study manner, pulling on research from...

We use this scientific evidence to support the necessary actions to protect wild fish and water – often using case studies to drive local and national policy change. This has led to improved water quality targets and better protection for our rivers.

Latest Water Quality News

River Invertebrate App – Status Update

07/11/2019
We are aware users of our invertebrate identification app have been experiencing access issues. S&TC apologises for any inconvenience caused. […] Read More

Agricultural Pollution Update – Nov 2019

06/11/2019
Government figures show currently only 14% of rivers are classified as healthy….. Government figures show currently only 14% of rivers […] Read More

SmartRivers Update – Great Stour

06/11/2019
This autumn we took SmartRivers to the beautiful county of Kent. Thanks to the generosity of Stour Fishery Association we […] Read More

Riverfly Partnership News

30/09/2019
There are many Riverfly monitoring schemes around, so it can be tricky to understand why so many different schemes are […] Read More

SmartRivers is delivering results

12/09/2019
The hot dry summer has exposed the stress our rivers are under Nick Measham, Deputy CEO, S&TC To view the […] Read More

Discharges from salad washing – Update

31/07/2019
Salad washing on the Upper Itchen: A local problem with national significance… Nick Measham , Deputy CEO, S&TC writes……. S&TC’s […] Read More

Chalk streams debated in parliament

31/07/2019
We always intended the Riverfly Census to be a lobbying document as well as reporting on the science, and this […] Read More

Salmon stock exploitation: Wales delays, while England acts

01/07/2019
Salmon stock exploitation: Wales delays, while England acts On the 14th June 2019, in response to troubling results from their own analysis of Severn […] Read More

Dear Phil, Thank you so much!

26/06/2019
What can we say other than a huge THANK YOU!! Phil Chessum took on the challenge of running the Race […] Read More

Response to Southern Water Fine

25/06/2019
  Ofwat has imposed the biggest fine ever on a water company for “significant breaches of its licence conditions and […] Read More

Bakkavör Alresford Salads Impacting Upper Itchen

17/06/2019
  Sewage and pesticides from a salad washing factory owned by Bakkavör Group Plc may present a serious threat to […] Read More

Troubling news from Wales

30/05/2019
  Troubling news from Wales as the recently published 2018 assessments of salmon and sea trout populations point towards a […] Read More

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