The annual River Lea Catchment Conference took place on 23rd January 2019, at Bayfordbury Science and Learning Centre, coordinated by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, who are the Catchment Hosts for the River Lea.

Over 70 people came along to hear talks from a selection of keynote speakers, highlighting some of the major projects of 2018 to improve Hertfordshire's globally rare chalk streams.

A range of interesting topics were discussed, from river restoration and major infrastructure projects, to biodiveristy monitoring and species action plans.


All of the presentations can be accessed via the links below.

Lee Valley Barbel Action Plan - by George Horne, Environment Agency

Lea Catchment River Restoration - by Alister Leggatt, Di Hammond and Jane Everett, Affinity Water

Riverfly in the Lea Catchment - by Robin Cole, Riverfly Coordinator

Hertford Weirs - by Andrew Taylor, Countryside Management Services, and Lauren Naish, Environment Agency

Riverine Wildlife Sites - by Ian Denholm, University of Hertfordshire

Restoration of the Amwell Magna - by Feargal Sharkey, Amwell Magna Fishery

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