Co-hosted by the Broads Authority and Norfolk Rivers Trust, the Broadland Catchment Partnership was formed in 2012. It comprises a range of organisations, groups, businesses and individuals dedicated to working together. Our aim is to improve our water environment and provide wider benefits for people and nature at a catchment scale – known as the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA). We have agreed a shared vision for the Broadland Rivers Catchment and produced a plan to work towards it.
Shared vision for the Broadland Rivers Catchment by 2027
- The precious nature and value of water is widely recognised. The benefits that the catchment provides are understood and those who manage the land to provide these benefits are adequately rewarded.
- Agriculture and water treatment are sustainable and organisations involved with the management of land and water work together effectively.
- We have met the challenging targets to improve water quality, water supply and flood protection.
- Widespread understanding and support of the targets has motivated many people to change their practices to make a positive contribution.
- Rivers function more naturally and the catchment supports a range of habitats and native species. Local action routinely brings multiple benefits and wildlife dependent on water is thriving and able to move around without impediment.
- Communities embrace and celebrate waterbodies in their local environment whilst their enthusiasm and knowledge is sought as part of decision-making processes. Recreational use of water has increased in a sustainable way.
- The common belief is that the water environment is in far better shape than in 2012 and becoming adapted to future climate change.