Wetted Land: the Assessment, Techniques & Economics of Restoration

The WATER project will develop a market based catchment restoration scheme which will be based on a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) model and aims to identify both delivery and funding mechanisms to lever private investment for catchment restoration

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The River Axe

The River Axe is a river in Dorset, Somerset and Devon, in the south-west of England. It rises near Beaminster in Dorset, flows west then south by Axminster and joins the English Channel at Axmouth near Seaton in Lyme Bay.

During its 22-mile (35 km) course it is fed by various streams and by the tributary rivers Yarty and Coly. It is a shallow, non-navigable river, although its mouth at Axmouth has some boating activity.

Fish include brown trout, dace, roach and occasional salmon.