Catchment Management – Arun & Rother Rivers Trust

Catchment Management

The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust recognises that working towards our vision requires a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach. We work closely with partners throughout the Arun and Western Streams catchment, including Environmental NGOs, Water Companies, Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Landowners, Angling Clubs, Farmers and Local Businesses. Focussing on partnership working, we are delivering and continuing to develop projects with partners and local communities that delivers maximum benefit to the ARRT catchment as a whole.

Catchment Based Approach (CaBA)

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) is an inclusive, community-led initiative that works in partnership with Government, Local Authorities, Water Companies, businesses and more, to maximise the natural value of our environment.
CaBA partnerships are actively working in all 100+ river catchments across England and cross-border with Wales, directly supporting achievement of many of the targets under the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

What is the Catchment Based Approach?

From the source of our rivers to the sea, across our towns, cities, countryside and coasts – a healthy water environment is essential to all of us. It provides us with the water we need to live and to run our businesses efficiently. It reduces the risk to our homes and livelihoods of flooding. A healthy water environment means better places to live, where people and wildlife flourish. In the past, management of the water environment has fallen to Government, to private companies and to landowners, often operating in isolation.
The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) embeds collaborative working at a river catchment scale, delivering a range of environmental, social and economic benefits and protecting our precious water environments for the benefit of us all.