The Welland Valley Partnership (WVP) was formed in August 2011 through the collaboration of governmental organisations, local authorities, private businesses and charities to identify the pressures on the River Welland catchment and take steps to address them together.
The WVP follows the principles of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) and is one of more than 100 active catchment partnerships working towards improving the water environment in England.
You can read more about the Catchment Based Approach here.
The Welland Rivers Trust hosts and administers the WVP using the Catchment Partnership Support Grant from the Water Environment Improvement Fund. The partnership meets every two months to share expertise and resources, discuss funding possibilities and develop new project ideas to address identified challenges.
The output of these discussions has been summarised in the Welland Catchment 5 Year Plan which catalogues the progress made and potential areas for future work. The plan can be downloaded here.
The Environment Agency’s Catchment Data Explorer has been constructed to provide up-to-date information on the status of all the water bodies in the catchment being monitored under the EU’s Water Frameworks Directive. This is central to driving priority action by the partnership and can be accessed here.
Accomplishments of the Welland Valley Partnership since 2012:
Read our review of the partnership’s activities throughout 2019:
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Active members of the Welland Valley Partnership include: