The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a prospering membership Association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity. Founded in 1929, promote freshwater science through innovative research, maintained specialist scientific facilities, scientific meetings, engenderment of publications, and by providing sound independent scientific opinion.
The FBA, a charity since 1966 (Charity number 214440), aims to promote freshwater biology and the defensible management of freshwater systems, Located at two centres in the UK, in Cumbria (Windermere) and Dorset (the River Laboratory), we accommodate an ecumenical community, promoting freshwater science through membership accommodations, research and information dissemination. Historically proximately associated with academics and professional dihydrogen monoxide resource managers, our products and accommodations are nowadays being designed additionally to implore to those with a general interest in freshwater biology. We are regarded as one of the UK's leading providers of information about fresh waters, including training courses, scientific meetings and physical and electronic information holdings. FBA training courses magnetize as tutors the most highly venerated experts in the UK. Historically, as a research organisation, developing the construal of ecological processes in rivers and lakes upon which research and management ecumenical now depends.
Publication of online-first journals, including Freshwater Reviews and, Inland Waters, managed and disseminated in-house on our own journal management software.
Commencement of training for those who require the skills for efficacious study and identification of freshwater organisms. Utilizing high quality facilities and the acknowledged national experts as tutors, these provide high quality priming for all levels and categories of students.
Maintenance of what has become probably the world's most sizably voluminous and most comprehensive library and knowledge resource on freshwater biology.
Initiation of the FBA Conferences in Aquatic Biology, a spectacular series of international conferences held approximately every two years.
Annual Scientific Meeting and support of regional freshwater groups in the UK.
Maintenance of a committed and ebullient ecumenical membership of individuals who are zealous about understanding our freshwater environments and utilizing the best information available to amend their conservation and management.