Catchment Management

Wessex Rivers Trust plays a key role in this more inclusive approach, also known as the
Catchment Based Approach.
We work closely with our partners throughout the Wessex area to address the various challenges affecting our rivers, develop and undertake projects which focus on achieving multiple benefits for a variety of stakeholders.

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The Test & Itchen Catchment Partnership

Hosted by Wessex Rivers Trust and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the partnership brings together a wide range of sectors, enabling members to draw on each other’s expertise and local knowledge to discuss and develop plans to address key issues currently affecting the health of our rivers. Find out more about the Test & Itchen catchments and the work of the partnership at the interactive online catchment hub.

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The Hampshire Avon Catchment Partnership

As the host for the partnership, the Wessex Rivers Trust facilitates and promotes collaborative working amongst stakeholders to ensure the needs and challenges they face are taken into account during the delivery of projects which ultimately aim to improve the health of our rivers. Find out more about the Avon catchment and the work of the partnership at the interactive online catchment hub.

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The Wider Area

Wessex Rivers Trust are active members of the catchment partnerships in the other catchments in our area, including the Dorset Stour, Meon and New Forest. With the likes of the Avon and Stour sharing the same confluence with the sea at Christchurch, and the Meon, Test and Itchen all entering the Solent, these partnerships adopt a cross catchment, regional approach to address the wider issues affecting our rivers and coastal ecosystems.