Understanding and improving all aspects of water within the Adur and Ouse catchment

Our catchment area is a beautiful part of south east England, showcasing rolling chalk downland, white cliff faces and the rivers Adur and Ouse, which flow from forest streams in the High Weald to their highly urbanised estuaries on the Sussex coast at Shoreham and Newhaven.

This website is home to Adur & Ouse Partnership and Catchment Management Plan. Our aim is to work together with others, to protect and improve the rivers Adur and Ouse, their coastline and underlying groundwater, for people and for wildlife.

We invite any group or organisation with similar aspirations to join us on our journey to deliver truly integrated and comprehensive catchment management.

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Latest news

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary survey to gather information about use of the South Marine Plan. You can access the survey here: South Marine Plans Monitoring Survey

The survey closes on Friday 25th January 2019.

From April 2018 all farmers need to meet new rules to protect water quality. See a quick summary here or read the full guidance from Defra.

The Government has launched a new grant scheme to help deliver improvements to the water environment over the next 3 years. The new competitive grant scheme, launched today, is for projects to improve the water environment and delivering on Water Framework Directive objectives. The Water Environment Grant (WEG) is open to applications from a variety of organisations ranging from voluntary organisations and local authorities, through to landowners and businesses.


To view the Brighton Chalk Block, River Adur, River Ouse, Sussex Coast catchments, roll over the map below

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.