The Lowland Catchment Research programme (LOCAR) supported the detailed, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research we need to manage permeable lowland catchments, now and in the future.
The programme investigated how water enters, is stored within, and is discharged from rivers in three groundwater-dominated catchments, the Frome/Piddle in Dorset, the Pang/Lambourn in Berkshire and the Tern in Shropshire.
Researchers also investigated how fine sediments and chemicals (including fertiliser residues) move, and their effects on in-stream, riparian and wetland habitats within these catchments. More about the LOCAR programme
7 Aug 2008
A new website for the Lowland Catchment Research Programme will help policymakers and the public better understand the challenges facing Britain's water supply. LOCAR water management website