Water catchment management

Ricardo is the market leader in developing and implementing the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to water management.

Delivering improvements in waterbody status under the Water Framework Directive

The combination of our detailed technical knowledge of catchment science with environmental economics, and wide experience of partnership working and stakeholder engagement, means that we can quantify the benefits to you of applying CaBA. We can also work with you to identify potential partnership funders who may be willing to provide payments for the Ecosystem Services generated through the CaBA process. Our experience includes:

Developed a guidance tool for the Environment agency to enable a climate resilient catchment method to support stakeholders in reducing the impacts of climate change and agricultural resilience

Delivered a review of the effects of drought on biodiversity and ecosystems for Natural England.

Established an ecosystem markets taskforce for DEFRA, enabling a greater understanding of opportunities and constraints for ecosystem markets, monetisation of natural capital and green economy & business resilience.

Water Catchment Management
Water catchment management


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Ricardo supports Natural England to help ensure better health for our rivers and wildlife through updated nutrient neutrality calculators

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Ricardo supports critical project to unlock sustainable water supply for industrial development and renewable hydrogen energy in South Australia

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Tom McCarthy wins Ricardo Leading Lights Living our Values award

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Water catchment management Resources

Jessica Bohorquez wins Jo Elgood Inspiring Woman in STEM award at Ricardo Leading Lights

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Jessica Bohorquez represents Ricardo at World Water Week

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Ricardo water policy experts release the tenth annual Australian Water Markets Report

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Celebrating World Water Day 2023 at the United Nations Water Conference

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