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Freshwater Biology and Ecology Handbook created by IES/FWR/FBA

The book provides a core training and reference text for water professionals, ecologists, students and citizen scientists alike, and can therefore make a significant contribution to the protection and improvement of freshwater rivers and lakes. River health is increasingly important in our busy and crowded world, but it is threatened by the growing impacts of climate change and human activity. The book emphasises that if the biology and ecology of water ecosystems are in balance then water will be fit for human use. In this context, biological and ecological assessment is a crucial element of good water management.

From the Launch Announcement (IES)

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), recently announced as the inheritor organisation for the Foundation for Water Research (FWR), have announced the publication of this FWR/IES and Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) ‘Freshwater Biology and Ecology Handbook’.

You can access the handbook for free via the link below.

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IES is a Licensed Member of the Society for the Environment

This means IES members with the required levels of environmental expertise can become a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech). Find out more via the links below.

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