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As part of the national Catchment Based Approach initiative, we bring together a wide range of stakeholders to identify and facilitate better environmental outcomes across the South Chilterns Catchment Partnership area, working to involve and represent those stakeholders and the wider community in the decision making process.
Our projects provide a range of environmental, social and economic benefits and protect our precious water environments for the benefit of people and wildlife.
The South Chilterns Catchment
The South Chilterns catchment is the southern half of the Thame and South Chilterns that in turn forms part of the Thames River Basin District.
In the West is the River Pang, a chalk stream rising in a rural area flowing through West Berkshire to enter the River Thames at Pangbourne.
The navigable River Thames flowing through the middle of the catchment between Wallingford and Cookham.
In the east is the River Wye, an urban chalk stream rising near High Wycombe and entering the Thames at Bourne End.
This is a inclusive, civil society-led initiative and partners include Local Authorities, Water Companies, businesses, landowners, NGOs and more, to collaborate at a river catchment scale. We have three Catchment Hosts, and individual action plans for the distinct catchment areas.
The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project focusses on the chalk streams in the north.
Thames 21 focuses on the navigable river Thames through the centre.
ARK focusses on the Pang and the Wallingford Brooks in the south.
Other members of the partnership are:
We are keen to ensure that everyone who wants to work together to improve the rivers in the South Chilterns Catchment can do so.