What is the role of land use for downstream pollution and flooding?

Loe Pool Forum’s partnership with Exeter University’s Centre for Geography, Environment and Society has enabled mutually beneficial research opportunities. Geography students are granted data access and assistance on real world catchment problems and Loe Pool Forum benefit from insightful and useful reports. One recent research collaboration has been on the issue of land use and its relationship with downstream…

Trialling the rolling ball risk maps

At the heart of Loe Pool Forum’s (LPF) approach to addressing water environment risks is the idea of Integrated Catchment Management (ICM); “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability…

Health check for the Loe

Dr Janet Dinsdale (our ecologist) with expert assistance from Kennack Diving have just completed the Loe Pool 2014 macrophyte survey, funded by Natural England’s Conservation Enhancement Scheme. Macrophtes are aquatic plants that grow in the submerged areas of lakes and provide cover for fish, invertebrates and produce oxygen needed for lake life. The Macrophyte population survey is…