Catchment Based Approach

In March 2011, the government announced that it would fundamentally review its river basin planning strategy in the context of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), with a new focus on institutional arrangements and processes.

This policy framework established catchment partnerships to work collaboratively with local stakeholders across all of England’s 83 catchments to deliver improved water quality and more ambitious River Basin Management Plans that contribute to meeting targets under the European Framework Directive. More details on work going on across the country is available on website for the UK Catchment Based Approach

The Trent Rivers Trust is leading on the facilitation of Catchment Partnerships across several sub catchments of the River Trent which include the River Mease. This work is generously supported by Severn Trent.

The Mease falls within the ‘Tame Anker Mease management catchment. More information on the management catchment is available here.

The objective a ‘Catchment Based Approach’ is to encourage organisations to manage land and water in an integrated way, identifying the pressures on the water environment and by working together agree common objectives and implement solutions.

A new stakeholder group has been established for the River Mease to bring together the range of interested parties within the catchment. More information on this group can be found here.