The North Devon Catchment Partnership
Partners - local organisations, communities and individual stakeholders
The North Devon Catchment Partnership co-ordinates and promotes action for healthy rivers and streams across the whole of North Devon. It covers the River Taw and Torridge catchments, Hartland, Clovelly and Exmoor streams.
As part of the UK’s Water Framework Directive commitments, many actions are contained in the River Basin Management Plan and Flood and Coastal Risk Management Plan. More information on this catchment and projects.
Catchment Partnership Update
During our review of data and opinions from across the area on priorities for water management projects in the next five years.
Our top priorities for 2016 - 2021 are:
Healthy rivers and streams provide benefits for all and we need to find practical, affordable solutions for future management of these precious resources. Well-managed rivers bring life to our region and are good for the health, wealth and prosperity of North Devon.
The North Devon Catchment Partnership is led by Devon Wildlife Trust and supported by the North Devon Biosphere, and meets on a regular basis.
The Catchment Partnership includes Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT), Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), the Environment Agency, the North Devon Biosphere Reserve (NDBR) and the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This initiative is funded by Defra’s Catchment Partnership Fund and the 3C project, selected under the ERDF funded INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England Programme.
Please find the North Devon Catchment Management Plan for 2019 below:
How clean are the waters near you?
If water quality is important to you... please get in touch and share your views on the bathing waters near you.
Free ‘Safer Seas’ app here to download, launched by Surfers Against Sewage.
If you’re using the app, it would be great if you could share the experience of the water quality feedback:
Our current projects are:
Acland Natural Flood Management Project - led by the North Devon Biosphere
Anchorwood Bank Mitigation project - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Biocultural Heritage Tourism - led by the North Devon Biosphere
Braunton Facilitation Fund - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Braunton Natural Flood Management Project - led by the North Devon Biosphere
Coastal Natural Flood management - Estuary modelling - led by the North Devon Biosphere
CSI - Citizen Science Investigations - led by Westcountry Rivers Trust
Culm Grassland Natural Flood Management Project - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
CPES - Channel Payment for Ecosystem Services Project - led by Westcountry River Trust
Devon and Cornwall Soils Alliance - led by Westcountry River Trust
Electrofishing volunteer training program - led by Westcountry River Trust
HMWB Taw/Torridge Estuary - led by the North Devon Biosphere
Kenwith Valley Natural Flood Management Project - led by the North Devon Biosphere
North Devon Focus Area Estuary Project - led by the North Devon Biosphere
North Devon Landscape Pioneer - led by Natural England
Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area - Torridge - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Plastic Free North Devon - led by consortium
Risk Aqua Soils - led by Westcountry River Trust
Riverfly - led by Westcountry River Trust and Devon Wildlife Trust
Sustainable Intensification Platform - Taw - led by Exeter University
Taw Valley Facilitation Fund - led by the North Devon Biosphere
Torridge Headwaters Facilitation Project - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Torridge River Restoration Project - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Upstream Thinking's Working Wetlands Project - led by Devon Wildlife Trust
Woods for Water - led by the North Devon Biosphere
To find out more, get in touch, share your views and/or be involved:
We can keep you up to date with what’s happening and offer you the opportunity to have your say via email, over the phone, at group or one-to-one meetings.
To view North Devon's national Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) website page, please follow the link here.