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Ca ba north 03 david dangerfield

  1. 1. The Role of the Environment Agency and catchment coordinators David Dangerfield Director, Yorkshire & North East 22 November 2013 (Fountains Abbey) Catchment Based Approach Conference UNCLASSIFIED 1
  2. 2. Our hopes for the Catchment Based Approach !   Catchment scale focus to integrate regulation, delivery, and collaborative working for benefit of wildlife and livelihoods !   Vibrant partnerships involving a broad range of stakeholders are vital to success !   You (Catchment Hosts and Catchment Coordinators) are key to helping to develop these inclusive partnerships UNCLASSIFIED 2
  3. 3. Our commitment to partnership working !   Partnership working is supported throughout the Environment Agency !   For example, working with the Wandle Trust to help tackle low category pollution incidents !   We are using what we’ve learnt from the pilot catchments to inform how we work with partners in other catchments UNCLASSIFIED 3
  4. 4. Our Role – a valued Partner !   Share evidence (including economic) and expertise to help groups: !   Develop a common understanding of key issues !   Create shared objectives !   Prioritise and target effort !   Deliver actions on the ground !   Undertake our regulatory duties to reduce the risk of partners’ actions being undermined by illegal activity
  5. 5. Our Role – provide a strategic view !   Provide strategic overview across catchments at : !   Area, !   River Basin District and !   National levels !   A key role will be to gather Partnership Groups’ contributions to the river basin planning process !   Administer Defra’s Catchment Partnership Fund
  6. 6. Our Role - Catchment coordinators !   Catchment coordinators have a pivotal role: !   First point of contact with catchment hosts !   Enhance relationships with partners !   Feed information into groups, and gather contributions from groups !   Integrate the activities of Environment Agency teams with our partners !   There will be flexibility in this role to accommodate differences in local circumstances (e.g. partners and geography) UNCLASSIFIED 6
  7. 7. Concluding Points !   We value partnership working and have worked with many of you to deliver great benefits !   We now need to build on these successes !   We look forward to working with you so all partners have greater opportunities to improving the water environment !   THANK YOU UNCLASSIFIED 7

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