We can undertake surveys and assessments of freshwater systems, from small water bodies to whole river catchments.

Here are a few examples of the types of survey we can undertake:

  • Freshwater pearl mussel: we have a licence for all rivers in Scotland
  • River corridor survey
  • Freshwater invertebrates
  • Freshwater macrophytes (plants)


  • Afon Teifi river restoration project

    Afon Teifi river restoration project

    We prepared EU LIFE and Heritage Lottery funding bids to assist with the restoration of the River Afon Teifi in Wales.

  • Pearls in Peril - LIFE+ funding bid

    Pearls in Peril - LIFE+ funding bid

    We successfully developed a £2.8 million funding proposal for Scottish Natural Heritage and partners to secure the conservation management of freshwater pearl mussel populations in designated sites across the United Kingdom.

  • East Tullos Burn restoration project

    East Tullos Burn restoration project

    Aberdeen's East Tullos Burn in St Fitticks Park has had a major facelift, thanks to funding from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Total and Aberdeen Greenspace.

  • Seaton Park wetland

    Seaton Park wetland

    Together with cbec eco-engineering, Walking-the-Talk was commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to look at options for a potential...

  • Freshwater pearl mussel surveys

    Freshwater pearl mussel surveys

    We have undertaken freshwater pearl mussel surveys throughout Scotland under licence. This has included assessments prior to the installation of hydro-electric schemes as well as for major utility companies.

  • Freshwater macro-invertebrate surveys

    Freshwater macro-invertebrate surveys

    As part of the post-installation monitoring of a hydro-electric scheme near Kylesku, in the north-west Highlands, we have undertaken repeat freshwater macro-invertebrate surveys on behalf of RWE Inogy UK Ltd.