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In 2011, LCP participants produced a booklet about the Loweswater Care Project and how it worked, the visions it had, and what it achieved between 2008-2010. This booklet, "Dealing with Environmental Challenges Collectively: The Loweswater Care Project - Community Catchment Management at Loweswater, Cumbria", is available here.
Community Report 2011
'Understanding and Acting in Loweseater: A Community Approach to Catchment Management' was produced by the Lancaster research team in June 2011.
Summary Report 2011 Natural Science findings
This brief report summarizes the natural science fidngings from the research carried out for the project.
Reports from the small research projects
Loweswater Care Project participants were enable through a grant of £35,000 (allocated for that purpose in the original funding application to the Rural Economy and Land-Use Program (RELU)) to carry out research in an area of their interest. A call for research project proposals went out in February 2009 through the LCP, and five proposals were approved for funding.
Research commenced in the same year and continued into 2010. Reports from these projects can be accessed via the links below. Please do not use the findings of these reports without acknowledging their authors, and request permission from them if you wish to use or reproduce any of the graphs or figures contained in them.
Bennion, Helen and Winchester, Angus (2010) "Linking historical land-use change with palaelolimnological records of nutrient change in Loweswater, Cumbria"
Davies, David and Clarke, Emer (2010) "Community and Culture - Tourism in a Quiet Valley"
Haycock, Nick from Haycock Associates (2010) "Hydrogeomorphological investigation of the main streams feeding into and out of Loweswater"
Leslie Webb's power-point presentation of his findings can be viewed here. Given the importance of well-functioning septic tanks to the state of the lake, the National Trust has supplied further information about septic tanks, which can be found here, and the Environment Agency provided information about septic tank design and installation, septic tank maintenance, and disposal options.
Lisa Norton and Stephen Maberly and colleagues have made available their power-point presentation on the modelling aspects of the RELU project, which summarises their findings. To see this presentation, please click here.
Leaflet Research Update 2008
For a leaflet on research finding up to December 2008 click here.
Articles in Refereed Journals
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