The aim of the catchment based approach is to deliver positive outcomes for the water environment by promoting a better understanding of the environment at a local level. A key driver for this are the requirements to improve our water environment as set out in the Water Framework Directive. These issues can be complex and will only be mitigated against effectively by working together on a catchment scale. More information on this can be found on the CaBA website.
Lincolnshire Rivers Trust are the host organisation for the Witham Catchment Based Approach partnership – called the Witham Partnership. The Witham Partnership has been formed by interested parties to identify the issues the Witham catchment faces and how best to tackle them. Lincolnshire Rivers Trust are supported in their role as hosts by the Environment Agency.
The Witham Partnership will deliver the principles of the Catchment Based approach by identifying the issues in the Witham catchment; involve interested groups, organisations, business and local communities in decision making; and identify actions to address the catchment issues. These issues can be complex and will only be mitigated against effectively by working together.
Our partners in the Witham Partnership are:
- Canal and River Trust
- Anglian Water
- National Trust
- Sleaford Navigation Trust
- Boston and District Angling Association
- Grantham Angling Association Flyfishing Section (GAAFFS)
- Witham 1st District Internal Drainage Board
- Witham 3rd District Internal Drainage Boards
- Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board