Learn how to maintain and improve our valuable waterways – bodies of fresh water, springs, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, canals and ditches.
‘Waterways’ includes bodies of fresh water, springs, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, canals and ditches. ‘Wetlands’ describes sites which are waterlogged or water-covered for a significant part of the year, including swamps, marshes, bogs, fens and wet grasslands.
Of all parts of the natural environment, waterways and wetlands are amongst the most threatened.
Waterways & Wetlands subjects
Loads of background information about ponds, waterways and wetlands, their ecology, management and the law, and safe working practices.
Clear, step-by-step, practical techniques for creating and managing ponds. A look at linings and what to plant to ensure success.
An in-depth look at restoring existing ponds and waterways, as well as an overview of vegetation and many features, like islands and dams.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Waterways & Wetlands, a practical handbook" contained 169 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.