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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From building new reservoirs and water reuse schemes to further reducing leaks and helping customers manage their own water use, South East Water wants to hear your views on how clean, fresh tap water should be kept flowing for future generations. Find out more about South East Water’s plans and comment on them at: www.southeastwater.co.uk/yourwateryoursay

The consultation closes on 21 May 2018.


Do you fish on the Adur or Ouse? Or have knowlwdge of fisheries? Do you have a few minutes to give us some feedback? We are piloting 'Your Fisheries' - a new initiative which aims to produce a multi-partner perspective on the current status of fish populations in our rivers and inform some actions to improve habitat and fish stocks. Take the survey here. Thank you!

The Brighton Chalk Management Partnership (ChaMP) for Water, which aims to protect and improve the quality of groundwater in the Brighton Chalk block, have just released their latest summary. You can find out more about the ChaMP project on the South Downs National Park website.

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.