We value our rivers for the multiple benefits they provide – life-giving water, plants, animals, transport, economic wealth, recreation, and the spiritual connection so many of us feel when we sit or walk along a riverbank.  For many years we have been doing research into how rivers function, with this knowledge tested ‘in the field’ so that we can match science and practice.  Based on this experience, we have brought together fact sheets, guidelines, manuals and tools to assist river practitioners: