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The Trust has a major resource in its library with over 120,000 items

Part of the flora section

Water supply

Books we are referring to at present.

The Trust holds a large, near complete collection of National Rivers Authority and Environment Agency catchment management plans going back to 1989. There are also many R&D reports.

We hold Whittaker’s annotated copies of Royal Commission on River Pollution and Water Supply to the Kingdom Reports from 1863 to 1902. The library has many historic as well as current titles covering geology, hydrogeography, flora, river morphology, mining and minewater, wetlands, both history of and management and restoration.

The Trust’s Library is kept up to date with recent publications: the library continues to look for older publications to allow for an historical perspective to be gleaned.

Apart from books there is a collection of historic and modern maps that cover many areas of the UK, North and East Africa, also parts of the Middle East. Mining plans and records are well represented.

The library is in the process of being catalogued. A long and thankless job. The results of this work will be put online eventually. The Trust can help with research and a visit to the library can be arranged. Other research searches can be carried out by staff.


Mining and resultant pollution issues is an area of continual research. Books in this section date from 1863 to 2020 plus copies in Latin and English of de re Metallica.





Dr Harvey Wood the Director of Clean Rivers Trust regularly produces publications around the subject of clean water and other environmental subjects.

His latest publication can be viewed in summary and purchased here:
Disasters and Minewater

Previous publications

Minewater Treatment

Treatment trial for Welsh mine’s ‘red water

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