SuDS to Safeguard Groundwater

With ecosystem services now being a core element of the Local Plan, Susie Howells, TAP’s Partnership Development Manager, looks at the emerging benefits of sustainable drainage – using plant power to help naturally cleanse polluted water.

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Latest news and events

Groundwater Home School

Bring groundwater to life with unique and fun activities – making an edible aquifer, creating a wearable water cycle or sketching out a stygiobite!

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World water day

Read more Everyone has a role to play. Sunday, 8 March 2020

Let’s champion the importance of soil

Aimee Felus, who manages The Aquifer Partnership project, marks World Soil Day on 5 December by digging deeper into why soil is so important.

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Southern Water Pesticide Amnesty

Southern Water is launching a pesticide amnesty today on the Brighton and Worthing Chalk Blocks.

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Soil and Nutrient Workshop

Thirty five farmers, land managers and environmental specialists came together to learn about the links between good soil health and crop yields.

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Trialling innovative farming methods with The Aquifer Partnership farms

The water stored in the chalk around Brighton is a resource, supplying drinking water to the residents and businesses of Brighton and Hove.

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Interactive model of aquifer is a hit with visitors

Partners came along to the Wild Chalk event at East Brighton Park, a free family event.

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Grant schemes to support farmers in protecting groundwater quality

The Aquifer Partnership is a collaboration between key authorities.

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A win-win for all

The Aquifer Partnership project ran a workshop for farmers, land managers and advisers from the Brighton Chalk Block.

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The importance of rainscapes

Rainscapes are an innovative and cost-effective way of reducing water pollution caused from highway run-off.

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Healthy soils give healthy yields and lead to better water quality

Thirty five farmers, land managers and environmental specialists came together on Thursday 15 November.

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Cover Crop Study

TAP has been trialling the use of cover crops over winter 2017-2018 in the Brighton area.

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Going on a slug hunt

Perhaps not a hunt exactly, perhaps more of a slug audit.

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Water fountain with tag reading calm and happy

A Word About Water

The chalk aquifer of the South Downs gives us the water we drink and wash in, and feeds winterbourne streams and local rivers.

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