Riverfly Plus

Riverfly Plus is a term which refers to freshwater focused citizen science initiatives and projects (other than the Anglers' Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI)), currently being developed and delivered across the UK. Each project aims to conserve and improve elements of the freshwater ecosytem, for example, water quality, by capturing and analysing information accoridng to specific methodologies. Riverfly Plus projects often develop as a result of demand from: existing ARMI monitors and partners, wishing to further understand their river ecosystem and deliver positive outcomes to address related issues; statutory bodies, looking to exploit capabilities and commitment of ARMI locally in order to complement and inform its own decision making, and, academic instituitons, seeking data to inform research about the functions and interactions of and between element sof the freshwater ecosystem. ARMI and Riverfly Partnership participants wishing to find out more information about specific Riverfly Plus initiaitves and projects, including how to get involved, can do so by clicking on a specific Riverfly Plus project button below.

Urban Riverfly

Urban Riverfly is an extended list of the original ARMI aquatic invertebrates that can be used across a number of different river systems.

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Extended Riverfly

An extension of the taxonomic scope of riverfly recording, with the adoption of 33 taxa for volunteer identification.

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Freshwater Watch

A tool for monitoring water quality.

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MoRPh

The MoRPh Survey enables river enthusiasts to get involved with recording and assessing physical habitat and hydromorphological functioning in their local rivers and streams.

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Outfall Safari

A simple method to detect and report pollution as a result of misconnections.

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Ecosystem Function Assessment

Measures decomposition rates.

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SmartRivers

Through SmartRivers, S&TC are using aquatic invertebrates as a diagnostic test, to understand more about the subtle, but significant, water quality pressures stressing juvenile fish.

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