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Championing the Tyne

Tyne Rivers Trust > Our Work > Championing the Tyne

One of the most important, but least visible, of our activities is the role we perform on a number of important panels and Boards.  The focus and geographic range of these groups varies, but all of them lead important decision-making initiatives which have the potential to affect our rivers.

For example, we sit on the Liaison Panel for the Northumbria River Basin District.  This Panel helps steer the Environment Agency’s delivery of the European Water Framework Directive – the most important piece of legislation ever created to protect and enhance our rivers, lakes, coasts and groundwater.

We also sit on several landscape-scale groups, such as Local Nature Partnerships, which identify actions needed to protect our important natural environments.  These partnerships focus on land-based conservation rather than rivers, but because land-use has a direct effect on our rivers, we ensure that protection of rivers forms part of relevant discussions and outcomes.

We participate in other groups which focus purely on specific issues or species.  For example, the Freshwater Pearl  Mussel conservation project board, which is trying to protect the endangered pearl mussel found in the North Tyne and River Rede. Other groups focus on threats to people and economies, such as the Northumberland Community Flood Partnership.

We are not funded to take part in these partnerships and groups, but they are vital for the future protection of our rivers.  Money we receive by way of donations for core activities helps us attend these groups, ensuring the Tyne’s rivers are prioritised in all relevant decision-making.


Tyne Catchment Partnership is a collaborative project led by Tyne Rivers Trust. The Partnership seeks to become a key influencer and supporter of decisions by any organisation or agency proposing work to improve our rivers and their catchments and to promote joint working to benefit the people, wildlife and habitats of our river environments.


As an unconstituted body, our primary role is to facilitate organisations, as individuals or groups, to identify, develop, seek funding for and then deliver projects. Whilst we seek to develop strategic partnerships to which all partners can sign up, we acknowledge that individual partners will have their own complementary priorities. We recognise and accept this and encourage transparency from partners where and when this happens. The Partnership operates on a collaborative basis and will seek to avoid competition for resources. We are happy in principle to support any work by any partner improving the rivers or land within the Tyne catchment area.


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