Following the positive outcome of the scoping study on Loweswater, the full project “Understanding and Acting within Loweswater: A Community Approach to Catchment Management” (which became better known as the Loweswater Care Project) was successful in getting full funding and ran from mid 2007 to the end of 2010.
This research project had 3 main objectives:
A unique element of this project was the availability of funding for local people and others to carry out small-scale research projects addressing an issue relevant to the project’s objectives. Several such studies were carried out as follows (see also ‘downloads’ below):
A presentation on Linking Land-Use and Water Quality – Modelling Results and Discussion was given at the LCP meeting in August 2010 by Stephen Maberly and Lisa Norton of CEH.
|2011 LCP Booklet
|Survey of local washing practices and septic tank operation in relation to domestic phosphorous inputs to Loweswater by Leslie Webb
|Linking Historical Land-Use Change with Palaeolimnological Records of Nutrient Change in Loweswater, Cumbria by Helen Bennion (Department of Geography, University College London) and Angus J L Winchester (Department of History, Lancaster University).
|Community and Culture – Tourism in a Quiet Valley by David Davies and Emer Clarke
|Hydrogeomorphological investigation of the main streams feeding into and out of Loweswater by Nick Haycock
|Linking Land-Use and Water Quality – Modelling Results and Discussion