Friday, 15 January 2016

Catchment work benefits all

A project to improve the water that feeds into the Broads is underway for the benefit of all its users.

Slow the Flow has seen the construction of rural sustainable drainage systems across the catchment around the Broads area. Such systems are low tech, low cost solutions that can improve the quality of run-off from fields, roads and urban development.

The project is one of many being undertaken by the Broadland Catchment Partnership (BCP) as part of the Broadland Rivers Catchment Plan.

The partnership focuses on managing the land and water around the Broads, in an area ten times its size, to tackle issues of water quality, water shortage, flooding and wildlife habitats.

The Broads Authority co-hosts the BCP with the Norfolk Rivers Trust to deliver actions in the plan, manage projects, co-ordinate partners’ activity and assist in funding applications.

You can also check out the latest Catch Up newsletter about the partnership and full details can be found on the Broadland Catchment Partnership page.