The Government has introduced a catchment-based approach for the management of the water environment across all areas of England for more integrated water management. The Government’s policy, which was informed by a series of pilot catchment partnerships, aims to establish catchment partnerships throughout England, which will work together with local stakeholders. The main aim of these partnerships is to deliver improved water quality through River Basin Management Plans.
In September 2013, the Mersey Rivers Trust took the lead for three of the catchment partnerships. These three Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) catchments fall within the Mersey Rivers Trust area of operation. A summary of the three catchments is here.