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…

Pollution: A Solution?

Loe Pool Forum works closely with Exeter University in order to ensure academic projects have ‘real world’ impact and to keep up with the latest research. In the following short video by Jamie Johnson et al from the Geography Department we hear about how environmental research is being used to understand aspects of past, present and future pollution. The video was…

Making the invisible visible

We have just dug this visually provocative project out the archives: The Water Treatment Plant. Bruce Davies is an Cornish artist motivated by the history of landscape and its changing use. Bruce undertook a year long (2007-2008) artist residency with the National Trust (NT). During this residency Bruce explored the issues of water pollution, visitor…

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…