BART works around the catchment to carry out research that will help to inform future improvement work. Our main areas of research include:

  • Walkover surveys to assess the current condition of the river and surrounding habitat.
  • Water quality surveys
  • Barrier assessments for fish passage and habitat
  • Ecological surveys including fish, invertebrates and macrophytes (aquatic plants).
  • Citizen science research projects involving the general public in data collection, for example our Waterblitz project where over 350 volunteers gather water quality samples every year
Riverfly monitoring
Example research projects