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Database update - impact on logging in.

The Riverfly Partnership team are currently working to make the new database format live for users. While we are working on this, all user log in attempts will be blocked. Do not worry! This does not mean your account has been blocked indefinitely. 

We hope to have a working database available to you by Monday 4th May. Your user account will then be accessible again. If you have any further questions please use the 'Contact Us' section of the website.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Changes on Our Website

You may have noticed our fresh new look. As well as updating our style we have trimmed down content, made our pages mobile-responsive, added new features to the databse, and dotted help text around the site.

You will find the most changes in our Data tab at the top of the page, where there are now lots of options to view and download the data.

We've also added a Forum. We hope this will become a community space for discussion on all things riverflies, including fish, monitoring, identification, river health and conservation.

If you get stuck you can refer to our new User Guide also available in the Resources section.

We are still making a few background changes. If you spot anything amiss, or have any suggestions please screenshot it if possible and send the details to us at Ben@riverflies.org or Alex@riverflies.org

From all the team at Riverfly and the FBA thank you so much for your patience and support. We hope you enjoy the new website.

 

EA Challenges and Choices consultation

The Environment Agency is seeking your views on the challenges our waters face and the choices and changes we all need to make to help tackle them.

By responding to the consultation you will be helping to shape the management of the water environment. The information gathered through this consultation will help the EA update the current river basin management plans, starting with the publication of draft plans in 2020.

They will also use your responses to help consider how some of the current approaches to the management of water in England will need to change in response to a changing climate and a growing population. The EA are calling this work the Water Story.

The Challenges and Choices consultation

Covid-19 Update

Now that government has further restricted travel outside of the home so that it only permitted if for any of the four essential reasons, it is clear that ARMI and Riverfly Plus activity, including monitoring, should cease until further notice. 

Riverfly activity cannot be considered essential work and associated travel is certainly non essential. In addition, we have to consider those identified as vulnerable within our society, and which may either be Riverfly volunteers themselves or, if not, living or working with vulnerable people.

Ongoing advice

We recommend that everyone regularly checks the latest government and NHS advice by visiting www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk. Always bear in mind that the situation regarding coronavirus is constantly and rapidly changing.