Surface Water Quality

Objective Target Action Partners Timescale Status
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Demonstrate a thorough understanding of surface water quality issues in the Adur and Ouse catchments Agree on a methodology to be used when investigating reasons why surface waterbodies fail to achieve good status Environment Agency 2013-2015 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Demonstrate a thorough understanding of surface water quality issues in the Adur and Ouse catchments Study and help develop waterbody information for the Adur and Ouse catchment, using Environment Agency Waterbody Summary Sheets where appropriate Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2015 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Demonstrate a thorough understanding of surface water quality issues in the Adur and Ouse catchments Increase confidence in the current (2009) classification of waterbodies at moderate, poor or bad status and investigate the key reasons for these classifications Environment Agency 2013-2015 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Demonstrate a thorough understanding of surface water quality issues in the Adur and Ouse catchments Identify waterbodies that need to be investigated further and where the issues of poor water quality are not fully understood Environment Agency, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Identify current and recent research that investigates issues of water quality within the Adur and Ouse catchments University of Brighton 2013-2027 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Research and understand the issues of sediment loading in the rivers Adur and Ouse and identify the most likely sources Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2027 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Analyse the current projects addressing surface water quality in the catchment and identify any gaps or areas of work that are not being addressed Adur and Ouse Partneship 2013-2027 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Focus more research into faecal pollution from both livestock and human sources University of Brighton 2013-2027 Not yet started
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Understand research into the effects of climate change on surface water quality and respond to this research   2013-2027 Not yet started
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Investigate and understand the application of computer modelling in relation to predicting and quantifying pollution risks   2013-2027 Not yet started
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Conduct a review of existing techniques and methodologies used for catchment walkovers to develop an agreed strategy. This will ensure consistent techniques and a robust evidence base based on a single methodology Environment Agency, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Trees on the River Uck project 2013-2027 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Carry out catchment walkovers in urban areas to identify issues surrounding surface water drainage   2013-2027 Not yet started
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground The outcomes from any catchment walkovers will be shared with others via a central knowledge hub or catchment website   2013-2027 In progress
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Identify and map all private sewage works and septic tanks that have a current discharge consent Environment Agency 2013-2027 Complete
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground Carry out catchment walkovers to identify private sewage works and septic tanks that do not have consent to discharge or that are currently breaching their consent Environment Agency 2013-2027 Ongoing
Research and investigate the current status of surface water quality in the Adur and Ouse, and establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to underpin this work Establish and maintain a reliable evidence base to identify key areas of concern and effectively target resources on the ground. Assess the impact of private sewage works and septic tanks on water quality in the catchment by focusing on a single stream as a case study   2013-2027 Not yet started
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Establish costs involved in setting up a monitoring programme South East Water and Univeristy of Brighton 2013-2015 In progress
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Seek funding and opportunities to collaborate with any current research and monitoring already in place South East Water and Univeristy of Brighton 2013-2015 In progress
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Investigate ways of monitoring water quality through indicator species such as populations of wild trout Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust 2013-2015 In progress
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Conduct a review of existing techniques and methodologies used in water quality monitoring within the catchment and establish the lifespan of any monitoring programmes   2013-2015 Not yet started
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Adopt a single methodology that will be used for water quality monitoring across the Adur and Ouse Catchment, to ensure consistency of techniques and a robust evidence base   2013-2015 Not yet started
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Ensure that the organisation(s) responsible for analysis and testing abides by the current standards set by the industry and has the appropriate accreditation   2013-2015 Not yet started
Adopt or set up a comprehensive monitoring programme to measure the progress and success of surface water quality improvement work Develop a framework for water quality monitoring on the Adur and Ouse and establish water quality monitoring at the arliest opportunity Investigate the outcomes from the government Demonstration Test catchments and explore the pros and cons of real time monitoring Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Classify the urban areas of the catchment and the rural areas of the catchment Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Identify the main group of pollutants found in urban areas and identify their likely sources Adur and Ouse Partnership 2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Identify the main group of pollutants found in rural areas and identify their likely sources Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Identify any new and emerging contaminants which pose a serious threat to public water supply and biodiversity, for example, metaldehyde Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Engage with key stakeholders and the wider community in both urban and rural areas to seek their help in tackling surface water pollution Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Develop a strategy to tackle pollutants and improve the current status of water quality in the catchment as defined by the River Basin Management Plan Investigate and research the outcomes from Environment Agency's water quality modelling, including SAGIS modelling, and act upon findings Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Environment Agency 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Phosphate pollution will no longer be a reason why waterbodies fail to achieve Good Status in the Adur and Ouse catchment Research and understand phosphate accumulations contained in sediments and how phosphate can move through the river system via sediments   2021-2027 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Phosphate pollution will no longer be a reason why waterbodies fail to achieve Good Status in the Adur and Ouse catchment Build up a risk map which shows where the likely sources of phosphate pollution are coming from including both point source and diffuse Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Environment Agency 2021-2027 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Phosphate pollution will no longer be a reason why waterbodies fail to achieve Good Status in the Adur and Ouse catchment Identify the main sources of phosphate pollution at a waterbody level Environment Agency 2021-2027 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Phosphate pollution will no longer be a reason why waterbodies fail to achieve Good Status in the Adur and Ouse catchment Investigate the current strategies used by Southern Water and South East Water to improve surface water quality and influence their investment spending through the Periodic Review Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Environment Agency 2021-2027 Ongoing
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Phosphate pollution will no longer be a reason why waterbodies fail to achieve Good Status in the Adur and Ouse catchment Investigate how methods of source tracking could be used in tackling phosphate pollution and act upon findings   2021-2027 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Research the contribution that highways drainage makes to surface water pollution and feed this back to the evidence base   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Work with the Local Authority Highways Department and their contractors, to develop a long term strategy for dealing with the issue of surface water pollution   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Identify areas of the highways drainage network where maintenance is badly needed East and West Sussex County Councils 2016-2020 In progress
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Work with the Local Authority Highways Department, the Highways Agency and their contractors to gain a thorough understanding of the highways drainage network   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Investigate new and emerging 'end of pipe' techniques used to tackle surface water contaminants   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Raise awareness of the pressures exerted on surface water quality by highways and urban drainage   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Identify sewerage misconnections on any property developments in the catchment   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Investigate case studies from around the UK where sustainable urban drainage systems have been used and assess their potential use in the Adur and Ouse catchment   2016-2020 Not yet started
Tackle pollution in the Adur and Ouse catchment from both urban and rural sources Understand and address the issues of surface water pollution from roads and highways drainage Identify suitable sites in the catchment for the creation of lagoons and reedbeds that will act as surface water capture from highways drainage   2016-2020 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation

Identify key issues surrounding land use and sustainable catchment management and engage with farmers/landowners/stakeholders to gain their trust and support for our work

Ouse Upstream Thinking Project, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Partner organisations will lead by example, demonstrating results to inspire others Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Set up and maintain a number of demonstration projects in urban and rural locations which showcase best practice Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Produce a toolkit for farmers, landowners, stakeholders and individuals which contains information on funding availability, sources of advice/training and the relevant regulations surrounding land use and water quality South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Evaluate progressive research, surface water quality enhancement and river re-naturalisation techniques, and where appropriate, promote these to stakeholders and individuals South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Ensure that all interested stakeholders and groups, concerned with surface water quality, are brought together to build momentum and support for integrated catchment work South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Promote the work of the Partnership wherever possible to build a wide network of contacts throughout the public and private sectors Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Help and support South East Water to fulfil the objectives of its 'Upstream Thinking Project' on the River Ouse Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Work with South East Water and Southern Water to develop cost effective catchment management schemes as an alternative to traditional water treatment processes Environment Agency 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Secure long term commitment to catchment management initiatives from both water companies through the Periodic Price Review implemented by OFWAT Environment Agency 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Support local community groups (for example Parish Council sub groups) to help them identify local issues and take ownership of local actions   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Endeavour to ensure that planning policies support improved natural rivers and surface water quality through green infrastructure and sustainable drainage solutions Environment Agency, Naturalk England, South downs National Park Authority 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with natural rivers Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic cleaning solutions and garden herbicides, which contribute to the pollution of watercourses   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management *Shared objective with natural rivers Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Design and deliver educational programmes throughout schools to raise awareness of the harmful effects to the environment that cleaning solutions can have   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management *Shared objective with natural rivers Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Provide communities with information on the latest innovations in surface water drainage and how they can help to maintain functional sewerage systems, such as septic tanks and package treatment plants   2013-2027 Not yet started

Fisheries

Objective Target Action Partners Timescale Status
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Collate all available relevant data, including historic data, on fish and fisheries within the catchment Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2014 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Identify an appropriate range and distribution of fish species within the catchment   2014 Not yet started
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Review the fisheries classification for all catchment waterbodies from the South East River Basin Management Plan 2009 Environment Agency 2014 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Understand the reasons for the fish classification status in each waterbody, including habitat and water quality constraints and the presence of invasive species Environment Agency 2014 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Develop a protocol for, and programme of, walkover surveys to further inform understanding of constraints to the establishment of thriving fish populations Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2014 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Use all available evidence to understand the issues affecting the distribution and species composition of fish populations and how this would be affected by actions to create more naturalised river systems Understand how fish populations will respond to river restoration projects, at an individual project and cumulative level Environment Agency 2014 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Ensure that the outcomes of investigations and actions are taken into account in future waterbody classifications for River Basin Planning Waterbody classifications in future River Basin Management Plans, reflect which species should be present, and in which sections of any re-naturalised stretch following river restoration   2015 Not yet started
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Review the contribution to fish populations, made by 3rd and 4th order tributaries to main rivers Review existing data to assess the contribution to overall fish populations made by 3rd and 4th order tributaries to main rivers , including minor tributaries, ephemeral streams and ditches   2013 Not yet started
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Review the contribution to fish populations, made by 3rd and 4th order tributaries to main rivers Develop a methodology, including appropriate field survey protocols, to quantify the contribution of minor watercourses Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2013 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Review the contribution to fish populations, made by 3rd and 4th order tributaries to main rivers Undertake a detailed pilot survey, at a high level of resolution, of 3rd and 4th order tributaries and associated streams and ditches, to assess issues affecting their performance   2013 Not yet started
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Review the contribution to fish populations, made by 3rd and 4th order tributaries to main rivers Undertake a catchment wide programme of assessment of 3rd and 4th order tributaries, informed by the findings of the associated pilot survey   2015 Not yet started
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Ensure that barriers to fish migration and movement do not compromise the achievement of good ecological status or potential Initiate and undertake appropriate research to assess the significance of barriers to fish migration and movement, including temperature barriers and flow, in addition to physical barriers Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2015 In progress
All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified Ensure that barriers to fish migration and movement do not compromise the achievement of good ecological status or potential Develop and implement a programme of work which will ensure that physical and other barriers to fish migration and movement will no longer compromise the achievement of good ecological status or potential Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2021 In progress
Fisheries within the catchment will provide enhanced recreational opportunities and economic benefits The economic and social benefits of angling within the catchment are recognised Collate and evaluate existing relevant information on recreational angling within the catchment Environment Agency 2013 In progress
Fisheries within the catchment will provide enhanced recreational opportunities and economic benefits The economic and social benefits of angling within the catchment are recognised Ensure that angling clubs and riparian owners are fully informed about, and encouraged to participate in, river restoration opportunities Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 Ongoing
Fisheries within the catchment will provide enhanced recreational opportunities and economic benefits The economic and social benefits of angling within the catchment are recognised Consider, where appropriate, the ecosystems approach, in assigning societal and economic values to angling and fisheries Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Fisheries within the catchment will provide enhanced recreational opportunities and economic benefits River restoration measures improve recreational opportunities and enhance the economic benefits of fisheries; where projects could impair angling opportunities full consideration should be given to the provision or enhancement of alternative facilities River restoration projects include an assessment of the likely impact on recreational fisheries and opportunities to mitigate these, for example by the creation of backwater habitat designed for angling. Any net loss of angling facilities should, where feasible, be compensated by alternative facilities, including by the restoration of derelict fisheries Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2027 In progress
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Ensure that the implications for fish and fisheries of specific projects and actions are clearly identified at an early stage and taken into account in the development of projects Develop appropriate methodologies and protocols to mitigate against any impacts to fish and fisheries from river restoration work   2027 Not yet started
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Ensure that the implications for fish and fisheries of specific projects and actions are clearly identified at an early stage and taken into account in the development of projects Effectively communicate issues associated with river restoration projects, to angling clubs and riparian owners   2027 Not yet started
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Ensure that the implications for fish and fisheries of specific projects and actions are clearly identified at an early stage and taken into account in the development of projects Projects involving the removal of barriers and reductions in depth will, where feasible, include measures to maintain suitable habitat for large cyprinids   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Provide for cost effective monitoring, involving local communities In the planning stages of river restoration projects, baseline conditions will be established using existing data, supplemented by additional data where necessary   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Provide for cost effective monitoring, involving local communities River restoration proposals and plans shall include adequate provision for targeted post project monitoring, over an appropriate timescale, of outcomes for fish and fisheries   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Provide for cost effective monitoring, involving local communities Where feasible, pre and post project monitoring should be undertaken by, or involve, local communities and organisations.   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Develop and undertake research to establish the impacts, including long term and cumulative impacts, of projects Define an appropriate programme of research and identify funding requirements and opportunities   2013 Not yet started
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Develop and undertake research to establish the impacts, including long term and cumulative impacts, of projects Funding for specific restoration projects shall includes provision for long term monitoring, or make alternative provision for such monitoring   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Clearly identify, at the outset of projects, any requirement for ongoing maintenance to ensure optimal fisheries habitat River restoration projects that require ongoing maintenance to ensure optimal habitat is preserved, will ensure that this requirement is clearly identified at the project planning stage and appropriate provision made   2027 Ongoing
The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans Clearly identify, at the outset of projects, any requirement for ongoing maintenance to ensure optimal fisheries habitat Angling clubs and community groups shall be engaged in ongoing maintenance work where feasible Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust, Ouse and Adur Preservation Society 2027 Ongoing
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Develop methodologies and protocols to take account of the impacts of climate change, on an individual and cumulative project basis, for all river restoration projects and actions Take into account potential changes to the thermal regime of waterbodies, resulting from climate change, in the planning and delivery of river restoration projects, supported by an appropriate water temperature monitoring regime   2013-2027 Ongoing
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Develop methodologies and protocols to take account of the impacts of climate change, on an individual and cumulative project basis, for all river restoration projects and actions Take into account the potential for greater extremes of flow, resulting from climate change, in the planning and delivery of river restoration projects   2013-2027 Ongoing
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Develop methodologies and protocols to take account of the impacts of climate change, on an individual and cumulative project basis, for all river restoration projects and actions Identify and adopt appropriate measures, including riparian shading and provision of backwater habitats, to help adaptation to climate change   2013-2027 Ongoing
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Develop methodologies and protocols to take account of the impacts of climate change, on an individual and cumulative project basis, for all river restoration projects and actions Communicate to the angling community and riparian owners climate change issues and appropriate adaptation techniques or measures Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2013-2027 In progress
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Identify the implications of sea level rise, including saline intrusion, on fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment Identify the implications of any extension inland of the transitional zone and increased salinity for fish populations, as sea level rises Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2013-2027 In progress
The potential impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries within the entire catchment, and appropriate adaptation measures, will be clearly identified Identify the implications of sea level rise, including saline intrusion, on fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment Identify the implications for fish and fisheries of structures within, or defining the upstream limit of tidal waters Environment Agency, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2014 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Collate and evaluate existing data on the significance of transitional waters for estuarine, migratory and freshwater species and issues affecting these populations Collate and evaluate all relevant existing data and anecdotal information on the composition and spatial and temporal distribution of fish populations within all transitional waters within the catchment   2014 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Collate and evaluate existing data on the significance of transitional waters for estuarine, migratory and freshwater species and issues affecting these populations Identify the issues which are, or may be, affecting these populations   2014 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Develop and undertake research needed to understand pressures on, and the protection of, migratory fish within transitional waters Develop (by 2014) and undertake research, supported by appropriate funding, to further understand issues determining the occurrence, distribution and behaviour of migratory species, including lamprey, sea trout, salmon and shad, within all transitional waters within the catchment   2018 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Develop and undertake research needed to understand pressures on, and the protection of, migratory fish within transitional waters Determine whether existing measures to protect migratory fish populations are adequate and identify and implement any additional measures required   2014 for 2018 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Develop and undertake research needed to understand pressures on, and the protection of, migratory fish within transitional waters Develop (by 2014) and undertake research, supported by appropriate funding, to identify the significance of transitional waters as a habitat for juvenile fish, including sea trout, shad, lamprey and cyprinids   2014 for 2018 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Identify the implications of sea level rise on fish and fisheries within the tidal waters of the catchment Identify clearly the implications of, as sea level rises, the extension inland of the transitional zone and increased salinity for fish populations   2014 Not yet started
Issues and appropriate actions, relating to fish and fisheries in all tidal waters within the catchment will be clearly identified Identify the implications of sea level rise on fish and fisheries within the tidal waters of the catchment Identify the implications for fish and fisheries of structures within, or defining the upstream limit of tidal waters   2014 Not yet started

Natural Rivers

Objective Target Action Partners Timescale Status
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Identify where waterbodies failing to achieve good ecological status/ potential can be attributed to and/or alleviated by water body re-naturalisation Review existing information to identify where water bodies failing to achieve good status is attributable to modified morphology, which could be alleviated by river restoration measures or projects Environment Agency 2013 Complete
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Identify where waterbodies failing to achieve good ecological status/potential can be attributed to and/or alleviated by water body re-naturalisation Hold a series of workshops with relevant individuals to map problem areas and to offer broad level solutions to the re- naturalisation of the Adur and Ouse river systems Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Identify where waterbodies failing to achieve good ecological status/potential can be attributed to and/or alleviated by water body re-naturalisation Assess potential re-naturalisation projects to develop a suite of projects to be taken forward Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop a mechanism and structure for evidence storage and sharing Make best use of river basin planning databases, internet information hubs and the Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre facilities, for holding and collating information Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop a mechanism and structure for evidence storage and sharing Evidence sharing beyond the Steering Group will be through the Sussex Local Nature Partnership Forum Sussex Local Nature Partnership Forum 2013 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop a mechanism and structure for evidence storage and sharing An evidence base will be populated as an ongoing task, as and when data becomes available   2013 Ongoing
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential re- naturalisation projects Collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential projects   2013 Not yet started
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop evidence that justifies natural rivers beyond biodiversity and hydromorpohology, by demonstrating social and economic benefits A useable system for analysing the costs and benefits of projects will be established   2014 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop evidence that justifies natural rivers beyond biodiversity and hydromorpohology, by demonstrating social and economic benefits Draw in expertise from universities and others and encourage original research in the application of environmental economic techniques   2014 In progress
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop and promote targeting tools for re-naturalisation projects Build on existing connectivity modelling to create locally relevant targeting tools for re-naturalising rivers projects   2015 Not yet started
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop and promote targeting tools for re-naturalisation projects Update and develop existing habitat potential models for the catchment   2015 Not yet started
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop and promote targeting tools for re-naturalisation projects Garner relevant research from universities develop and promote targeting tools for re-naturalising rivers projects   2015 Not yet started
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Develop and promote targeting tools for re-naturalisation projects Encourage original research linked to site targeting for re-naturalising rivers projects.   2015 Not yet started
Collate and maintain a high quality evidence base on all aspects of re-naturalising water bodies in the catchment Analyse the efficiency and delivery mechanisms of waterbody re-naturalisation Experience of all works carried out both in the catchment and beyond will be compared, looking at funding, effort and results   2016 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Clarify the purpose and scope of existing monitoring on the Adur and Ouse Establish what systematic monitoring, both volunteer and professional, is taking place in the catchment Environment Agency, Adur and Ouse Rivers Trust 2013 Complete
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Clarify the purpose and scope of existing monitoring on the Adur and Ouse Establish a framework for monitoring progress towards an increasingly naturalised catchment   2013 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Review existing monitoring protocols and methodologies relevant to the catchment and identify best practice Review existing monitoring protocols and methodologies relevant to the catchment and identify best practice   2013 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Promote consistent monitoring standards and techniques throughout the catchment Apply appropriate dissemination of monitoring best practice to all relevant bodies in the catchment   2014 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Promote consistent monitoring standards and techniques throughout the catchment Review all monitoring activity to ensure optimum efficiency both in terms of time and finance to avoid duplication and maximise resources   2014 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Promote consistent monitoring standards and techniques throughout the catchment Ensure that all future habitat intervention projects include monitoring appropriate for flow, turbidity and chemical status as relevant to provide the future evidence base Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of wetland, riparian and riverine habitats within the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats within the catchment Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre 2015 In progress
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of wetland, riparian and riverine habitats within the catchment Establish the baseline extent and condition of relevant habitats Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre 2015 In progress
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of wetland, riparian and riverine habitats within the catchment Analyse gaps in the data to determine the requirement for additional data collection through surveying   2015 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of wetland, riparian and riverine habitats within the catchment Fill the gaps in existing information on relevant habitats   2015 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify the extent, condition and connectivity of wetland, riparian and riverine habitats within the catchment Apply connectivity models when condition and extent data is sufficient to do so   2015 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Implement an effective programme to monitor changes in the extent and condition and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats Ensure standardised data collection by all parties involved and ensure professional data collation and management services for monitoring data   2016 Not yet started
Monitor the condition, extent and connectivity of riparian, riverine and wetland habitats in the catchment Quantify, through efficient and effective monitoring we, the effect of natural river interventions on the Adur and Ouse catchment Integrate monitoring that supports natural rivers in relevant aspects of Environment Agency business   2017 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Have and share a clearly defined vision of natural rivers within the catchment, which references an informed evidence base Develop a plan, utilising data specified in objective 5.2, detailing how much habitat should be restored and created, setting targets for condition and extent   2013 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Have and share a clearly defined vision of natural rivers within the catchment, which references an informed evidence base Develop a communications plan, detailing the wider ecosystem service benefits and value of naturally functioning rivers and river catchments. Liaise with stakeholders involved with catchment management, encouraging them to share, contribute to and adopt the vision Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Use available tools to target and prioritise projects and/or sites and collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential projects Develop a method of quality assessing projects for feasibility, practicality and realism in delivery, integrating opportunism as a targeting tool.   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Use available tools to target and prioritise projects and/or sites and collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential projects Produce a priority project catchment list methodiology, informed by action 1 to this target   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Use available tools to target and prioritise projects and/or sites and collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential projects Investigate and support both large scale, long term projects as well as short term interventions   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Use available tools to target and prioritise projects and/or sites and collate project development material for a suite of desirable and potential projects Assist project leaders to clearly interpret and express social, economic and other value/benefits of each project, supporting best practice and encouraging project delivery   2014 Ongoing
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Identify the ecosystem costs and benefits of natural rivers projects to influence allocation of funding Provide a service which will identify the wider ecosystem service benefits & value of projects   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Identify the ecosystem costs and benefits of natural rivers projects to influence allocation of funding Develop incentive tools in respect of payments for ecosystem services   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Have a clearly defined evidence framework to be utilised within the catchment by partnership organisations Develop a clear recording methodology to be utilised by all partners, ensuring a standardised recording mechanism of habitat creation/restoration. Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre 2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Have a clearly defined evidence framework to be utilised within the catchment by partnership organisations Deliver a report, using the recording framework, detailing how much habitat has been restored along with the wider ecosystem benefits   2014 Not yet started
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Investigate and collate information on funding sources available outside of the Adur and Ouse Partnership Create an accessible 'hub' which facilitates the exchange of information between project facilitators, funders and deliverers Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Investigate and collate information on funding sources available outside of the Adur and Ouse Partnership Provide a service to assist partners in identifying suitable funding streams and match funding opportunities Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Investigate and collate information on funding sources available outside of the Adur and Ouse Partnership Help others target applications for project funding as appropriate Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Investigate and collate information on funding sources available outside of the Adur and Ouse Partnership Help develop clear and achievable pathways from project vision to delivery Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Investigate and collate information on funding sources available outside of the Adur and Ouse Partnership Assist project leaders to clearly interpret and express the social, environmental and other value/benefits of each project for bid development. Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Collate information on additional funding streams from partners and other stakeholders at a local and strategic level Actively encourage stakeholders to identify internal funding streams that can deliver river naturalisation project objectives with stakeholder non-biodiversity led business objectives Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Collate information on additional funding streams from partners and other stakeholders at a local and strategic level Identify match funding opportunities available internally from the Adur and Ouse Partnership and via other sources Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Collate information on additional funding streams from partners and other stakeholders at a local and strategic level Seek to influence and find funding mechanisms focused outside of target areas such as the South Downs National Park, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and those assisted by stewardship agreements Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment Collate information on additional funding streams from partners and other stakeholders at a local and strategic level Adur and Ouse Partnership members and associates will inform the targeting of funding by geography, project type and project stage within their respective organisations Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Identify key issues surrounding land use and sustainable catchment management and engage with farmers/landowners/stakeholders to gain their trust and support for our work Environment Agency, Southern Water, South East Water, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Partner organisations will lead by example, demonstrating results to inspire others Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Set up and maintain a number of demonstration projects in urban and rural locations which showcase best practice Environment Agency, Knepp Estate 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Produce a toolkit for farmers, landowners, stakeholders and individuals which contains information on funding availability, sources of advice/training and the relevant regulations surrounding land use and water quality South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Demonstrate methods of improving surface water quality through land-use best practice and innovation Evaluate progressive research, surface water quality enhancement and river re-naturalisation techniques, and where appropriate, promote these to stakeholders and individuals South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2015 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Ensure that all interested stakeholders and groups, concerned with surface water quality, are brought together to build momentum and support for integrated catchment work South East Water, Ouse Upstream Thinking Project 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Promote the work of the Partnership wherever possible to build a wide network of contacts throughout the public and private sectors Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Help and support South East Water to fulfil the objectives of its 'Upstream Thinking Project' on the River Ouse Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013-2027 In progress
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Work with South East Water and Southern Water to develop cost effective catchment management schemes as an alternative to traditional water treatment processes Environment Agency 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Build working relationships with both public and private business to deliver sustainable catchment management on the ground Secure long term commitment to catchment management initiatives from both water companies through the Periodic Price Review implemented by OFWAT Environment Agency 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Support local community groups (for example Parish Council sub groups) to help them identify local issues and take ownership of local actions   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Endeavour to ensure that planning policies support improved natural rivers and surface water quality through green infrastructure and sustainable drainage solutions Environment Agency, Naturalk England, South downs National Park Authority 2013-2027 Ongoing
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic cleaning solutions and garden herbicides, which contribute to the pollution of watercourses   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Design and deliver educational programmes throughout schools to raise awareness of the harmful effects to the environment that cleaning solutions can have   2013-2027 Not yet started
Encourage urban and rural populations, land and watercourse managers to play a positive role in sustainable river and water management. Shared objective with surface water quality Encourage community ownership of local measures to improve the water environment within the catchment, and we will support communities with information about the causes, effects and natural solutions to water quality issues Provide communities with information on the latest innovations in surface water drainage and how they can help to maintain functional sewerage systems, such as septic tanks and package treatment plants   2013-2027 Not yet started

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