Adur & Ouse Partnership

Working in partnership to deliver improvements

Back in 2011 Defra began a pilot catchment initiative which was aimed at developing partnership working between organisations to undertake projects, avoid duplication of effort and form new engagement techniques in an effort to meet the objectives of the Water Framework Directive. The Adur & Ouse catchment was fortunate in being chosen as one of the original 10 pilots schemes originally “hosted” by the Environment Agency.

The aims and objectives of this group are wide spanning across surface water and groundwater as well as freshwater, intertidal and marine habitats. However, the focus has been, from the very beginning, to share knowledge and evidence from across the catchment which allows shared goals and opportunities to be highlighted, leading to partnership actions across the catchment in order to improve the water environment as a whole.