The Saving Eden Coalition

Organisation: Eden Rivers Trust
Location: Eden Catchment
Type: Case Study

The Eden catchment and its rivers and lakes, like many others in the UK are under threat. These threats come from all of society and the demands we place on our natural resources. Development, agriculture, sewage, invasive species and sometimes just neglect and ignorance have all taken their toll. We all want healthy rivers and lakes, they provide us with clean drinking water, recreational opportunities, high quality wildlife habitats and flood protection, but none of us can achieve this on our own.

We now urgently need to work together to safeguard the future of the Eden’s rivers and lakes which is why the Saving Eden Coalition has been formed. By bringing people together in a partnership the Coalition aims to get better co-ordination, communication, shared objectives, targets and accountability in place to ensure we are all doing the best we can to drive better and faster outcomes for the Eden catchment.

Hosted by Eden Rivers Trust, the Saving Eden Coalition is an organisational partnership. It is open to representatives from the key audiences who influence and affect the River Eden Catchment and its rivers and lakes.  These audiences are: Farmers & Land Managers; Communities; Politicians and Planners; and Investors.


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.


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