Rivers and coast

a tree lined riverDevon’s rivers, lakes, bathing waters, estuaries, wetlands, and groundwater provide many benefits. They supply drinking water and support fisheries. They provide an essential resource for business and agriculture, transport routes and recreational opportunities. Healthy water environments help to protect us from floods and droughts and to regulate air quality and our climate.

Our vision is to ensure Devon’s river catchments provide resilience to flooding and drought, healthy fisheries and wildlife habitats, fantastic recreational opportunities, and a clean water supply.


Working Group: Peter Burgess (DWT), Laurence Couldrick (West Country Rivers Trust)

Current work

A map of the catchment partnerships in Devon and East Cornwall. In Devon these include North Devon, East Devon, South Devon and the Tamar which is also partially in Cornwall

Work is led by the East Devon, North Devon, South Devon and Tamar Catchment Partnerships.   A Devon-wide Catchment Group has been set up under the umbrella of the LNP to provide an overview of all four partnerships, share learning and increase collaboration.

Meeting Notes 19th July 2019

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