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CaBA Partnerships

December 2016

Catchment Planning Workshops 

We're hosting a series of workshops for CaBA Partners to provide support and guidance for both the development of Catchment Plans and the capturing of the environmental, social and economic benefits of partnership working.

We have also developed a
 draft framework to help partners develop a successful Catchment Management Plan, which we will discuss further within the workshops.

Click on the relevant location to book on a course:

Penrith - 31st Jan 2017 

Birmingham - 14th Feb 2017

London - 16th Feb 2017

Finding sustainable solutions for National Grid spoil

The National Grid is looking for sustainable routes to reuse clean excavated waste and materials from infrastructure developments. They are looking to build a list of stakeholders who might benefit from reusing this material in a sustainable way. Possibilities include its use for watercourse improvements and large flood defence projects.

As material becomes available, details will be advertised on the
discussion forum and CaBA newsletter.

A vision for healthy rivers 

For rivers to be healthy, they need to be managed in partnership - different players and sectors coming together, agreeing a shared aim that works for the environment, and delivering joint action.

Through its work across the UK and Europe over the past two and a half years, WaterLIFE has developed a better understanding about what’s needed to make these partnerships successful: a clear and agreed objective; a rationale for each partner to engage; the ability to work at a geographical scale that makes sense to each partner; a fair and consistent starting point; and ‘rules of engagement’ to ensure all partners work constructively. 

WaterLIFE declaration sets out three guiding principles to achieve this ambition. Catchment partnerships and other groups can show their support by visiting the website and signing up to the declaration.

Training through CaBA

We've been busy updating the CaBA website and you can now find a section entirely dedicated to training opportunities. on this page you'll find updates about GIS, water quality, river safety courses, SCIMap and Pinpoint. 

Check it out


On the CaBA forum recently:

Michelle Walker has published useful guidance on how to update your catchment map on the CaBA website, complete with training videos and ESRI GIS Software map package to get you started. Geoff Roberts highlights an article by WWT and the WFD and Marie Taylor is seeking advice on constructing amenity berms. 

A reminder to Catchment Hosts that you have edit access to your own catchment pages on the CaBA website. If you don't know the login details please email for a reminder and watch the 'how to' video

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