Understanding and Acting within Loweswater

The 'Understanding and Acting within Loweswater: A Community Approach to Catchment Management' Project was an interdisciplinary research project undertaken between 2007 and 2010. It was funded by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme. Loweswater is one of the smaller water bodies in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Central to this project was the formation of the Loweswater Care Project, a community-led forum which is enabling local people, farmers, scientists, researchers, institutional representatives and others to work together as equals on the challenges posed by blue-green algae present in the lake. The Project is taking into account the interactions between policy, society and the functioning of the natural environment.

For more information read the RELU Policy and Practice Note “A community approach to catchment management”, the Loweswater report and a summary of transferable insights from the project.

Visit  website: Understanding and Acting within Loweswater

Contact: Judith Tsouvalis