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  • CATCHMENT BASED APPROACH

    The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) is a community-led approach that engages people and groups from across society to help improve our precious water environments. CaBA Partnerships are now actively working in 100+ catchments across England and Wales.

  • BEST PRACTICE SHOWCASE

    The Catchment Based Approach website is designed to showcase the work of catchment partnerships across England and Wales and to encourage the sharing and adoption of best practice in stakeholder-led catchment management planning, delivery and evaluation.

  • SUPPORT & MENTORING

    The CaBA Support and Mentoring Teams organise conferences & workshops, and they run the website, forum and newsletters to keep CaBA partnerships informed about best-practice, case-studies and training which is available to support their work under the Catchment-Based Approach.

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WHAT IS CaBA..?

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) involves collaborative working at a river catchment scale to deliver improvements to our water environments. Partnerships, bringing local knowledge and expertise, are active in each of the 100+ catchments across England and cross-border Wales. More than 1,500 organisations are engaged with CaBA nationwide including NGOs, Water Companies, Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Landowners, Angling Clubs, Farming Groups, Academia & Local Businesses.

CaBa KNOWLEDGEBASE

The aim of the Catchment based Approach website is to showcase all of the great work being undertaken by catchment partnerships across the country. By sharing best practice we aim to avoid duplication of effort and to ensure that CaBA Hosts can benefit from all of the lessons that have been learnt over the years by those engaged in catchment management. Ultimately, this website is designed to empower CaBA partnerships by showing them the huge and varied ways that partcipatory catchment planning and catchment management delivery can be done.

 

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targeted and integrated catchment management interventions

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and model the environment to measure improvements

THE PARTNERSHIPS

This website provides a platform for all of the catchment partnershps to showcase their fantastic work. If you want to find out what has been happening in Catchment Parnerships across the country, whether it's Ribble Life, the Thames Estuary Partnership, Saving Eden or South Devon, all of their latest activites can be found via the interactive maps and catchment factfiles on this website...

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR ACTION

The CABA partnerships drive cost-effective practical delivery on the ground, resulting in multiple benefits including improvements to water quality, enhanced biodiversity, reduced flood risk, resilience to climate change and greater community engagement with their local river. Partnerships provide a catalyst to attract additional funds and to date some have levered up to 8 times the initial investment. Read more about Defra's Policy Framework behind the Catchment Based Approach.

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ABOUT CaBA

Find out all about the Catchment Based Approach - where did it come from, what is the role of the National Support Group and who are the people involved

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DISCUSSION

Join the CaBA Community and get involved in the discussion. Answers to all your questions about CaBA can be found on the CaBA Discussion Forum

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LATEST NEWS

Find all the latest news and announcements from CaBA Community and hear all the great stories emerging from the catchment partnerships around the country

ABOUT

The Catchment-Based Approach website is designed to showcase the work of catchment partnerships aross England and Wales and to encourage the sharing and adoption of best practice in stakeholder-led catchment managment planning, delivery and evaluation.
Email: info@catchmentbasedapproach.org

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