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1st April 2012

CATCH II Fully integrated catchment planning

In the last decade, catchment management has seen a wealth of new “top-down” legislation and policy initiatives, such as the EU Water Framework Directive, to take forward emerging demands for better integration and delivery of multiple benefits for society and the environment at the catchment scale. In parallel, there has been a growth of “bottom up” 

initiatives, some of these now representing advanced approaches to Integrated Catchment Management (ICM), for example, Tweed Forum, the Westcountry Rivers Trust and Association of Rivers Trusts (now called the Rivers Trust). The CATCH-II project represents a key opportunity to further learn from existing ICM experience, and contribute to the challenge of making catchment management relevant to practitioners.