What is a Catchment Partnership?
A Catchment Partnership is a group of organisations that are involved in the water environment – such as water companies, local authorities, government agencies, landowners, environmental NGOs and local communities. The partnership brings together relevant partners and adds value by providing a collaborative space to share, develop and deliver together to benefit our river catchments.
Partnership working creates better, more sustained improvements to and for the water environment. Enabling and supporting a wide range of partners increases ownership of the solutions required and broadens and deepens the value of rivers within our communities.
The Catchment Based Approach
The Catchment Based Approach, known as CaBA, was launched by the Government in 2011 to promote collaborative working at river catchment scale. There are more than 100 CaBA partnerships across England and cross-border with Wales, all working to maximise the natural value of the environment.