Norfolk Rivers Trust have created an innovative, natural treatment plant for over a million litres of water a day to help improve the quality of water that is returned to the River Ingol, one of Norfolk’s precious chalk streams.
This note provides some basic guidance for CaBA Partnerships on how to engage their LEP and provides examples of collaboration.
The CaBA Biodiversity Pack focusses on the potential to restore natural processes, and the benefits this can have. It encourages practitioners to look to the restoration of natural ecosystem function when planning and delivering catchment projects, in order to make sustainable contributions to WFD and Biodiversity 2020 targets.
Upstream thinking is an initiative which looks at how land is managed to protect our rivers. By working with landowners, we can make changes to how land is managed to keep unwanted things out of rivers.
This policy work was led by WWF and had a focus on chalk streams: the crystal-clear, havens for wildlife rivers characteristic of southern and eastern England.
Encourage and facilitate the use of the spatial data in ARCGIS. Train practitioners to develop their GIS and spatial data skills and, in so doing, build capability in their organisations. Environmental professionals are often highly ‘geographically literate’, but they do still require specialised, application-based training to become skilled GIS technicians who can then incorporate the robust and effective use of GIS into their day-to-day work.
The main component of a CaBA catchment plan is a list of projects and activities that move the partnership towards its vision for the catchment, whilst delivering the strategic objectives of key CaBA organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England, Water Companies and Local Authorities.