Natural Capital Specialists

Nature-based Solutions

We believe nature is the solution. At FiveRivers we deliver innovative nature-based solutions through investing, protecting and enhancing our natural capital. As natural capital specialists, our aim is to bring our knowledge, skills and experience to your own natural capital project.

FiveRivers is a leading environmental consultant and environmental management specialist based in the UK. With over 25 years’ working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a specific passion for rivers and wetlands. We support a wide range of clients, working on anything from nationally significant infrastructure schemes to charity led habitat restoration.

Take a look at our website to learn more about the specific ways in which FiveRivers can support your project, or contact us today to speak to an expert.

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A member of the FiveRivers team during a hydrometry and telemetry project

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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A member of the FiveRivers team delivering a biodiversity net gain solution for a project

Habitat restoration and creation is in the fabric of FiveRivers.

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FiveRivers are specialists in Ecological Mitigation

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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Accreditations

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

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Saltmarsh Restoration aerial view
1st December 2023

FiveRivers is proud to be working with the Bioregional Learning Centre and partners in support of the Living Dart: The Saltmarsh Project. This project is funded by the Environment Agency through the Championing Coastal Coordination (3Cs) Project and Water Environment Investment Fund (WEIF).

24th October 2023

Our Design team have recently been working to produce 14 concept designs for the Somerset Catchment Market – a combination of local farmers and landowners, whose aim is to understand the value their land holds in terms of nutrient credits and mitigation wetlands.  

24th October 2023

Last week, we undertook river condition assessments and MoRPh surveys to establish biodiversity net gain baselines on the River Misbourne. The next step in the process is to design watercourse mitigation proposals to hit that golden 10% net gain on the BNG metric for our client.

4th October 2023

FiveRivers are currently on site delivering a wetland scheme in partnership with the South East Rivers Trust. The scheme will see the construction of two wetlands and a sediment trap to help conserve and improve the water quality of the Hogsmill River, one the UK's precious chalk streams.

3rd October 2023

The survey window will soon be closing (end of November) on when you can carry out autumn macroinvertebrate sampling in rivers and ponds. Luckily at FiveRivers we have remaining availability this autumn so get in touch today to ensure that your scheme isn’t delayed.

20th September 2023

FiveRivers are working with Southern Water and Cowdray to design a river and floodplain restoration scheme on the Western Rother catchment in West Sussex funded through the Southern Water Environment Improvement Fund (EIF), a £5 million fund created for projects that protect and enhance the natural environment across the Southern Water supply area. FiveRivers are...

20th September 2023

Our Monitoring team have recently been working with Ricardo on behalf of Thames Water, undertaking routine monitoring works. As part of the works, we returned to a previous client’s residence to perform a fish survey, which we delivered in the backdrop of the oak revetment we installed several years ago.

13th September 2023

FiveRivers are disappointed that today (Wednesday 13th September 2023) the House of Lords will vote on the Government’s proposed changes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (LURB). The proposed amendments to nutrient neutrality, with the removal of environmental protections, will reduce the level of responsibility held by house builders in offsetting the pollution caused...

12th September 2023

FiveRivers have recently completed works on the Lukely Brook at Towngate Pond on the Isle of Wight, part of a large scheme of works commissioned by Southern Water to improve the Lukely Brook under their Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) for the Environment Agency.

31st August 2023

FiveRivers are currently on site delivering the construction phase of a design and build contract with Affinity Water, on the River Misbourne at Barn Meadows and Pondwicks Meadows, Old Amersham. This project forms part of Affinity Water’s River Restoration Programme which aims to restore natural chalk stream processes, creating suitable habitat for fish and macroinvertebrates,...

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Market Harborough River Restoration

River Welland, Market Harborough.
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