Water Friendly Farming

Water Friendly Farming and catchment management

Water Friendly Farming is a research demonstration project that aims to find out how successful agri-environment measures can be at protecting freshwater habitats and providing ecosystem services such as clean water and flood protection.

The project is led by Freshwater Habitats Trust and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust with the University of York and a range of other stakeholders. The Environment Agency is the project’s most significant funder.

Download the reports


The Water Friendly Farming Report 2014 highlights results from the project’s first four years, including the baseline conditions before our mitigation measures were introduced.

The results provide some of the first scientific evidence that habitat creation can prevent loss of freshwater biodiversity at the catchment scale


Latest results. Download the Water Friendly Farming Autumn 2016 Update, launched at an All Party Parliamentary Game and Wildlife Conservation Group meeting in Westminster on the 8th November 2016.


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