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Interview session pilots

  1. 1. Interview  session:   Learning  from  the  pilots Chairman – Barry Bendall The Rivers Trust Ca tchment B ased   A pproach Partnerships   f or   Action
  2. 2. •  Peter Nailon – Wear Rivers Trust (Lower Wear Pilot) •  Chris Wood – Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (Ecclesbourne Pilot) •  Simon Johnson – Eden Rivers Trust (Eden Pilot) Ca tchment B ased   A pproach Partnerships   f or   Action
  3. 3. Lower  Wear  Catchment   Popula3on  240,000   25  waterbodies:  162  linear  miles   2  local  authori3es   8%  Good  Ecological  Status    
  4. 4. Twizell  Burn   Photos  by  Chester  le  Street  Angling  Club  for  the  Environment  Agency   ©  Environment  Agency  copyright  and  /  or  database  rights  [2013].  All  rights  reserved.     ©  Crown  copyright.  All  rights  reserved.  Environment  Agency,  100024198,  [2013].    
  5. 5. Original  Recipe  Cards  EA  2009  Data  
  6. 6. Catchment  info  packs  –  updated  2012   data  
  7. 7. Question  1  
  8. 8. Key  things  a  catchment  plan     must  do  &  be   •  Adhere  to  the  principles  of  co-­‐delivery     –  (more  of  this  later!)   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Outcomes  Focused   Join-­‐up  thinking  to  bring  investors  together   Provide  straight  answers  for  critical  questions   Contain  tight  targets  &  milestones   Be  accountable,  transparent  &  inclusive   Add  too  &  not  duplicate   Move  the  needle  on  the  dial!  
  9. 9. But  lets  remember  this  is  about  more  than   WFD  alone!   •  It’s  a  catchment  plan  for  the  river,  its  people,   landscape  and  ecology.   •  Sure,  it  helps  plan  and  deliver  WFD,  HD…..   •  But  to  be  a  success  it  has  to  be  a  plan  that  focuses   on  the  people  that  live  work  and  play  in  the   catchment.   •  Its  all  about  ‘enlightened  self  interest’     •  The  trick  is  to  find  out  what  people  care  about  and   hang  directives  and  measures  on  that  –  that  in  a   way  that  they  can  see  it  working  for  them….   •  Then  we  have  a  game!   We  Call  It   WFD+  
  10. 10. INSIDER  DIALOGUE   e.g...     • Morphological Alteration? • Good Ecological Status • Ecosystem Services? • Point / Diffuse Pollution? • Acidification? • Knowledge Exchange?...   ....Just won’t work! “A PLAN FOR PROFESSORS”
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  12. 12. Question  2  
  13. 13. Challenges     •  Co-­‐ordination  of  existing  and  new  programmes  that  contribute  towards  GES   –  –  –  –  •    •  E.g.  AMP6  /  PR14  (Ullswater  Drinking  Water  Security  Plan?)   Habitats  Directive   Catchment  Sensitive  Farming   EWGS     Inspiring  a  catchment  community    that  is  already  suffering  from  ‘initiative  overload’   to    embrace  the  Eden  WFD  Challenge.     Convincing  already  sceptical  audiences  that  the  plan  will  come  with  the  resources   and  support  required  to  do  the  job  properly.  Not  just  another  talking  shop.   •  Maintaining  independent  branding  and  ownership    of  the  Catchment  Plan.  Need  to   ensure  ERT  are  not  perceived  as    contractors  or  Defra’s  new  policemen!   •  Changing  attitudes,  perceptions  and  the    working  culture  of  staff  within  the  local     ‘Defra  Family’  –  the  pilot  is  an  opportunity...not  a  threat!  Winning  hearts  and  minds   could  be  both  an  external  and  internal  challenge.  (Risk  of  Twin  Track  WFD)   Lack  of  Data  /  Evidence  /  Source  Apportionment.........uncertainty!!!!    (Hearts  &  Minds   of  Farming  Community)   •  •  2500km2  Catchment!  
  14. 14. Question  3  
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  16. 16. Ecclesbourne Restoration Project Ø  EA Pilot Catchment Ø  15 month duration Ø  16km river 63.33Km2 Ø  Poor ecological condition Ø  Point source and Diffuse pollution & Fish Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Protecting wildlife, Restoring landscapes, Inspiring people
  17. 17. Ecclesbourne Restoration Project: outputs Ongoing work – biological investigation to assess invertebrate failures at top of catchment. Ongoing work – desktop investigation of chemical data of the water body. Completed work investigation into the source of phosphate failures. Completed work – investigations confirming impact of phosphate failures on ecology (Diatoms and Macrophytes) Ongoing work – Walkover surveys covering 60% of the catchment Completed work hydrology investigations. Ongoing work – Installation of fish passes to enable migration of fish throughout catchment Ongoing work - focused agricultural visits to investigate the sources of agricultural diffuse pollution and work with farmers to improve land management. Ongoing work – Installation of fencing to provide buffer strips and limit cattle access Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Ongoing work – Habitat creation and restoration of parts of the channel Protecting wildlife, Restoring landscapes, Inspiring people
  18. 18. Key problems: phosphate levels 0.12mg/l (EQS) 0.2mg/l Wirksworth STW Kirk Ireton STW Idridgehay STW Hulland Ward STW Turnditch STW Blue = Current Position Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Green = Simulated improvement Protecting wildlife, Restoring landscapes, Inspiring people
  19. 19. Walkover surveys

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