The Government introduced the Catchment-Based Approach (CaBA) for the management of the water environment across all areas of England for more integrated water management. The Government’s policy, which was informed by a series of pilot catchment partnerships, has established catchment partnerships throughout England, which work together with local stakeholders. The main aims of these partnerships is to jointly deliver improved water quality through River Basin Management Plans and to reduce flood risk.
The Mersey Rivers Trust is leading on three of the catchment partnerships. These three Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) catchments fall within the Mersey Rivers Trust area of operation. We are members of two other catchment partnerships that are hosted by our Groundwork partners. A summary of the three catchments we host is on the catchment partnership pages here.
The CaBA catchments in the Mersey river basin are: