Environmental Monitoring

environmental monitoring on a river

Environmental monitoring is carried out for a range of purposes, clients and sectors whether as a baseline for an Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA) or to monitor the effectiveness of habitat management or a restoration scheme. Our staff have vast experience of collecting large data sets for significant infrastructure projects and legislative drivers such as the Water Framework Directive (WFD). We provide robust data collection that is used to assess the impact of development and construction projects and appoint appropriate mitigation and biodiversity gains.

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting provide a complete suite of aquatic and riparian data collection and analysis services to monitor, survey or sample within any of the following disciplines:

In addition to our ecological assessment services, we offer a full range of habitat assessment, environmental monitoring and mapping, including;

  • River Corridor Survey (RCS);
  • Fixed point photography;
  • Biotope mapping;
  • Flow monitoring;
  • Time lapse photography;

Ecological surveys of a waterbody can be an essential element of planning permission application and the environmental consents (E.g. environmental permitting and ordinary water course consent) required for development adjacent to water courses. Our experienced ecologists are able to plan, implement and report on all of the environmental monitoring elements listed above. Our robust data collection, in line with industry standards, will be able to assist you with any of the following;

  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Abstraction licensing
  • Evidence based restoration appraisal
  • Planning permission application
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) compliance assessment
  • Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)

We would love to hear from you…

If you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do contact the team on 01722 783041 or email office@five-rivers.com