2015 – 6 November.
The theme of this year’s Forum was the historical significance of chalk streams and their modern day management in terms of conservation, fishing and watercress farming. The Environment Agency outlined their aspirations for improving chalk stream headwaters in Hampshire and the audience heard about research aimed at ensuring sustainable watercress farming. The Forum also provided an opportunity for the regular updates on the Bourne Rivulet and Upper Itchen initiatives.

The proceedings and presentations from the Forum can be seen by clicking on the following links:

2015 Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum Proceedings

Bourne Rivulet Initiative Update: Gail Taylor

Upper Itchen Initiative Update – Graham Roberts

“Where the Bright Waters Meet” – The Historical and Cultural Significance of Chalk Streams: William Daniel

“Fish and Cress” – Watercress Farming and Chalk Streams: Neil Crooks

“Gin Clear” – Partnership Working – the Pathway to Success; A River’s Trust View of Chalk Stream Management: Paul José

“A Ring of Bright Water” – A Nature Conservation Perspective on Chalk Stream Management: Martin de Retuerto

Improving Chalk Stream Headwaters in Hampshire – Future Aspirations: Kerry Sims

 

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