Alternative slug control methods

Southern Water and South East Water have formed a partnership with Catchment Sensitive Farming to work with farmers across the SE of England. As part of a range of incentives to protect water quality in our local rivers, the water companies are offering ferric phosphate substitution agreements at £1 per Kg incentive.  Read more…  

Managing your Septic Tank

The Adur & Ouse Catchment Partnership have published new guidance on septic tanks for households. If you have a septic tank find out more here…  

Phosphate – a dirty secret

The Adur & Ouse Catchment Partnership have launched a new leaflet to raise awareness of the problems phosphates can cause to our rivers and waterbodies.  Read the leaflet here…

Twineham Restoration


An in-channel restoration project to provide habitat for invertebrates and fish at all life stages.

Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme

Come along and look at our current plans for reducing flood risk in Newhaven.

Upstream Thinking Project – Newsletter

Catchment Sensitive Farming and South East Water have begun a new partnership project. The project aims to work with farmers and land managers to help deliver water quality improvements and increase on-farm efficiency. Link to newsletter  

OART Appoints Project and Administrative Coordinator

OART has just appointed Rachel Paget as its Project and Administrative Coordinator for an initial one year term. Working alongside Pete King, OART’s Project Officer, Rachel will be focussing her attention on project development, communications and publicity.

Brazil UK Learning Event

On Tuesday 28 April the Adur and Ouse catchment welcomed Carolina Pinto and 2 colleagues from the Re-naturalize Project for Mangarai in Brazil. Pete King of the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust (OART) led a guided walk at Buxted Park Weir (MORPH) on the River Uck and Sheffield Park (MORPH) on the Ouse.

Water Matters – Gauge meets the Biosphere Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 May

Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere has a free all-ages event at the Brighton Festival. Come and hear speakers at 2pm on both days or drop in between 10 am and 6pm.

Job Opportunity

OART is inviting applications from self-employed candidates for a part-time Project and Administrative Coordinator post. If you are interested in this postion please send a full C.V. to

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