In April we held an initial workshop to introduce the catchment based approach and gather information from stakeholders on the existing projects being carried out across the catchment and potential ideas for future improvement opportunities. The workshop presentations are available here.

Staffordshire Trent Valley Catchment Based Approach Partnership

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is the host for the Staffordshire Trent Valley Catchment, one of more than 100 catchment partnerships established across England and Wales.

This Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) has been adopted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to improve the management of the water environment. CaBA will achieve this by working together with local organisations and communities to enhance the wildlife habitats and water quality of our rivers.

 The aims of the catchment based approach are to provide a clear understanding of the issues in the catchment, engage with stakeholders, users of the river and communities to begin to create an achievable, holistic vision for the future of these rivers and waterways. We seek input from a wide variety of partners to help develop plans, prioritise projects and deliver integrated actions to improve the quality of the river for the benefit of the people and wildlife living in Staffordshire Trent Valley.

To find out more information about the 'catchment-based approach' please click on the links above and visit the catchment based approach website.

A map of the Staffordshire Trent Valley catchment boundary is displayed below.

Details of presentations and outputs from workshops held by the partnership are available at this link.

The Partnership Steering Group finalised an initial action plan for the catchment for 2015-16, a copy can be viewed in the table at the bottom of the page.

The next steps are to add updates on the progress of the catchment’s project and produce a medium term delivery plan for the next 5 years.

Communication updates circulated on the catchment partnership activities can be viewed in the table at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to find out more about the catchment based approach for the Staffordshire Trent Valley or tell us about a project/event you’re planning please email us at staffstrentvalley@staffs-wildlife.org.uk.

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Staffordshire Trent Valley Catchment Water Body Status Maps

Catchment maps displaying the latest Environment Agency classification for the individual water bodies in the Staffordshire Trent Valley are available at Environment Agency’s Catchment Data Explorer.

The Catchment Data Explorer is designed to help you explore and download information about the water environment used in the consultation on the updates to the River Basin Management Plans. You can find catchments and water bodies of interest using a map, or by searching for names, view summary information about catchments, download data and follow links to other useful sites.


FilenameFile size
Staffordshire Trent Valley Catchment Plan Final.pdf1.11 MB
STV Catchment Map4.43 MB
Case Study_Trent_Valley_Rural_Suds_Yr3_Mottey_Meadows.pdf1.01 MB
September 2018 update6.18 MB