River Health

The health of a river depends on the water quality, but also many other factors.  For example the condition of the stream bed and banks, the composition and condition of the riparian vegetation, the extent to which the flow regime has been modified, and the presence and abundance of exotic plant and animal species will all affect the health of the stream.  After 40 years of researching, monitoring and advising on river health, Rhithroecology staff have the experience to assess, and design and conduct monitoring programs, as well as advise on appropriate management solutions to address river health issues.