Managing the diverse demands on our water environments can be difficult and requires organisations, businesses and communities to work together. The West Cumbria Catchment Partnership brings together local people and organisations to improve our water environment and reduce flood risk.
The West Cumbria Catchment Partnership now has its own website where you can find:
The Partnership, led by West Cumbria Rivers Trust, includes local and county councils, the Environment Agency, conservation charities, farming organisations and community groups who:
The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) was introduced nationally by Government as a framework to encourage organisations and communities to work together to help identify, understand and tackle the pressures that are impacting on our water environment. The West Cumbria Catchment Partnership was set up in 2015 to bring together a wide range of people with an interest in improving the management of the river catchments in West Cumbria.
Having an integrated approach to flood risk and environmental outcomes across a whole catchment from source to sea, gets better outcomes for every pound spent, for people and the environment. By working together in a coordinated way, sharing information and expertise and ensuring joint decision making we will be in a better position to make positive changes.