Environmental monitoring services

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We're FiveRivers.

FiveRivers is a leading industry specialist in the consultation, design, delivery and monitoring of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years’ working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a specific passion for rivers and wetlands.

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Data is king.

We offer monitoring services that include water based environmental monitoring, water quality monitoring and hydrometry and telemetry. These services provide our clients with the information they need for a range of environmental assessments, permit monitoring and compliance schemes, or to evaluate the performance of a habitat management or restoration scheme.

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Design & Consultancy

Practical and bespoke designs.

Our roots are in practical contracting, and we use this practical experience in our ecological design and consultancy services, with an ethos that focuses on sustainable environmental improvements that maximise environmental benefit. We can provide a full suite of habitat improvement and ecological design services, from initial concept/scoping and topographic site surveys through to the production of reporting and detailed drawings in both 2D and 3D. The ecological designs we create are bespoke, sympathetic to the on-site conditions and will always utilise site- won materials where possible.

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Habitat Restoration & Creation

Nature-based solutions.

We’re best known for the exemplary river restoration and habitat creation we’ve carried out to improve wetlands, estuarine habitats and an array of river systems across the UK, with a particular specialism in chalk streams and river restoration services. Our passion for these habitats is why we at FiveRivers have developed a knowledgeable and experienced team with the skills and equipment needed to ensure that all restoration and habitat creation projects are monitored, designed and constructed utilising predominantly nature- based solutions.

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Always Delivering Innovative Solutions

Ecological Mitigation

Compensation, enhancement & net gain.

Specialists in ecological mitigation services, ranging from habitat creation and translocation right through to species translocation. Our efforts have been applied across a multitude of projects and were designed to alleviate any harm which could come to the unique habitats and ecosystems found within the UK. We provide expert advice on matters such as ecological compensation, ecological enhancement and biodiversity net gain.

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Our services

Doing what we do best.

Five Rivers are proud to announce they are lead sponsor for the upcoming CIEEM Autumn conference

Caring for the environment is at the core of our values, and we know that sound environmental decisions are based on accurate and reliable data.

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Habitat restoration and creation is in the fabric of FiveRivers.

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Avoiding damage to the natural world and increasing biodiversity, where possible, is key to limiting the impact that we have on the world around us.

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Our roots are in practical contracting, and we use this practical experience in our ecological design and consultancy serviceswith aethos that focuses on sustainable environmental improvements that maximise environmental benefit. 

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A specialist of choice.

FiveRivers delivers customer reassurance by meeting the most demanding industry accreditations and certificates of competetence for safety, management, and delivery.

ISO Cert No. 7071

Latest news

On the grapevine.

11th January 2023

FiveRivers is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first stages of scoping and outline designs for the Affinity Water AMP7 river restoration framework. FiveRivers was awarded places on Lots 1 (Design) and 2 (Construction) in April 2020. The framework is a series of projects across approximately fourteen river catchments, in the Affinity Water...

6th October 2022

FiveRivers is pleased to announce that we have recently become an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership). It has always been the driving force of Jason Lovering, our founder and CEO, that FiveRivers is about its people and the rewarding of them, not just financially, but with a voice and responsibility. By becoming an LLP, we are...

FiveRivers has secured a place as a key supplier on Thames Water River Restoration Framework
15th September 2022

We are extremely pleased to announce that FiveRivers, in partnership with The Rivers Trusts, has secured a place as a key supplier on Thames Water River Restoration Framework – focusing on river habitat improvement elements of their Water Industry National Environment Program (WINEP). 

9th September 2022

On 22nd June, colleagues Jacob Dew and Kenneth Agyekum-Kwatiah, attended the 2022 CIEEM Awards Ceremony. We were shortlisted in the Medium Consultancy category, having submitted out application back in February.

Left to right: Robert Knight, Jacob Dew, Ali Nicholas, Tom Grayling, Martin Whitfield, Luke Roberts
23rd August 2022

FiveRivers, an award winning environmental and natural capital specialist, has recently concluded its restructure of the management board. The restructure has been built to enable us to deliver against our mission ‘to deliver innovative nature-based solutions through investing, protecting, and enhancing in our natural capital.’

22nd June 2022

National Insect Week - What are freshwater macroinvertebrates? How do we survey them and what good looks like.

5R is Achilles Carbon Reduce Certified (UK’s only certified scheme in accordance with ISO 14064-1)
11th May 2022

Over the last year we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 38%, this is largely attributed to the use of HVO fuel in all our plant machinery. Our targets for over the next five years are to reduce our emissions by 60% (576 tons).

26th April 2022

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Medium Consultancy of the Year in the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) awards.

1st March 2022

It’s world book day on Thursday, to celebrate we’ve asked the FiveRivers team to share books that have inspired them over the last year.  What books have inspired you?

8th February 2022

FiveRivers worked closely with Atkins and JCTR Ltd. to deliver this ambitious habitat restoration scheme for Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).

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Flex MSE Bank Protection

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Southern Water Fish Surveys

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Eel Screen Fish Rescue

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Water Waste Investigations

Southern England
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