We are home to some of the oldest historical data, publications and collections in the UK, all dedicated to the study of freshwater habitats such as lakes, tarns, ponds, rivers and streams. Aside from our rich history, we also provide current and up-to-date reliable advice to the public and professionals, to help everyone to protect the freshwater environment around them. It is our hope that by raising awareness and providing the most recent up-to-date information, we can halt and even reverse the declining trend in degradation of freshwater ecosystems, thus sustaining and conserving the very building blocks of life.
Our vision is to be the leading independent UK organisation for freshwater information and advice. It's imperative that we support our freshwaters as best we can, so it is our mission to promote the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems and resources, using the best available science.
The aims and goals of the Freshwater Biological Association are:
- to widen our membership and enthusiasm in the freshwater environment
- to provide evidence and information that helps to protect and conserve unique environments
- to influence and broaden advocacy through outreach and public engagement
- to facilitate the setting of the research agenda, ensuring that science benefits wider environmental aspirations in freshwater