Independent Geomorphological Consultancy

    • Geomorphological Assessment and Surveys:
      • River Condition Assessment for Biodiversity Net Gain
      • Fluvial Audits
      • Catchment Baseline Surveys
      • Hydromorphological Surveys
      • Sediment Surveys
      • Flow Biotope Surveys
    • Geomorphological Monitoring:
      • Sediment Monitoring
      • Erosion/Deposition Monitoring
      • Historic Trends Analysis
    • Appraisal and Design:
      • River Restoration Schemes
      • Floodplain Restoration 'Stage Zero'
      • Habitat Enhancement Schemes
      • Wetland Creation Schemes
      • Fish Pass Projects
      • Sediment Management Projects

    Other Services:

    • Water Framework Directive Assessments
    • Natural Flood Management (NFM)
    • Flood Risk Assessments & Drainage Strategies
    • Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs)
    • Geographic Information Services (GIS)
    • Consultation
    • Expert Witness
    • Project Management Services





    Hydro-Morph Ltd is a small independent environmental consultancy established in 2017 by Jane Moon to provide geomorphological and water consultancy services. 

    Hydro-Morph specialises in the design and delivery of river restoration projects and brings a wealth of experience from across the UK with its cutting edge evaluation and design.

    Clients include the Environment Agency, River Trusts, Water Authorities, Engineering Contractors, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Local Developers, Planning Consultants and many small private clients. 

     Jane has particular expertise in hydro-morphology, river restoration and fish pass appraisal and design through to the construction phase. Jane is one of the few UK specialists to be actively engaged in the delivery of Stage Zero ‘valley floor’ restoration projects around the UK.

    Jane closely monitors regulatory changes within the water environment and is often asked to provide expert advice nationally on geomorphological issues. Jane recently acted as an 'Expert Witness' in a river dispute, leading to a successful consensual resolution being achieved......"I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all your assistance with this matter, it was invaluable. It was a pleasure working with you."...Charlotte Razey, Senior Associate, Michelmores LLP.


    Deculverting and Floodplain Restoration Feasibility and Design, Dorset, 2020

    Client: FWAG

    Feasibility and design of works to restore the 'valley floor' occupied by a 600m long culverted ephemeral stream and the creation of a wet woodland corridor.

    Afon Galedffwrd Geomorphological Dynamics Assessment, Bethesda, North Wales, 2018

    Client: Ellergreen Hydro Ltd & Local Community Group

    Geomorphological Survey to inform a WFD cumulative impact assessment of proposals to install a hydro-electric power scheme on the Afon Galedffwrd, Bethesda, North Wales. The conclusions provided by the assessment facilitated in NRWs decision to approve the scheme and grant their transfer license application.

    Ripley Brook Geomorphological Assessment and Fluvial Audit, Hampshire, 2017.

    Client: Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust

    Catchment baseline survey, historic trends analysis and fluvial audit of 11km Ripley Brook in the New Forest. Recommendations for improving the WFD status of the waterbody and to reduce flood risk.

    The fluvial audit provided the evidence base from which the second phase of the project was able to be funded. During the summer of 2018 many of the recommendations reported in the audit were acted upon, including, vegetation clearance; the installation of leaky dams to encourage floodplain reconnection and delivery of Natural Flood Management interventions to help alleviate some of the flood risk issues downstream.

    Further work is programmed for the catchment in 2019.

    Pymmes Brook De-culverting in Oak Hill Woods & Park, East Barnet, London, 2018.

    Client: Land & Water Services

    Feasibility and design of 200m new channel. Wetland creation and addition of natural flood management features to attenuate flow.

    The de-culverted watercourse was constructed in 2018.

    Mells Stream Geomorphological Assessment, Somerset, 2018.

    Client: Hapsford Hydro Ltd

    Geomorphological assessment of the Mells Stream at Wadbury to assess the potential impact of a proposed hydro-electric power scheme located along the Mells Stream, focusing particularly on the potential impacts upstream and downstream of the reinstated sluice and hydraulic infrastructure. Recommendations for suitable mitigation. 

    River Frome River Restoration Project, Gloucestershire, 2018.

    Client: Severn Rivers Trust

    Project Manager and technical lead in the development of options for 1.2km stretch of the River Frome to improve fish passage and habitat diversity. Outline and detail design to reinstate the River Frome along a historic channel alignment. Internal and external engagement (workshop and site visits).

    The naturalised bypass channel and fish pass was constructed in 2019.

    River Marden Fish Passage Pre-feasibility Studies, Wiltshire. 2018.

    Client: Bristol Avon Rivers Trust

    Led the delivery of three options appraisal reports for improving fish passage along the River Marden. Including high level costing.

    Utilities Appraisal & Surface Water Drainage Strategy - Land off Polebarn Rd Trowbridge. 2017-2018.

    Client: Highworth Homes

    Drainage (SUDs) design and utilities appraisal for a proposed new development on land in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.



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