Opportunity: Delivering water sensitive farming in two chalk stream catchments

WaterLIFE is inviting applications from civil society organisations to work with and deliver water sensitive farming approaches within two chalk stream catchments, to help move both catchments towards good ecological health as defined by the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

The project

WaterLIFE aims to improve the health of rivers across the UK and Europe for the benefit of people and nature by working with businesses, communities and government. Specifically, this project will work with Coca-Cola, a WWF-UK partner, and a selected delivery partner, to support the agricultural community to deliver water sensitive farming approaches within two chalk stream catchments where sugar beet is grown as part of the rotation.

The ultimate aim of this work is to move the chalk stream towards Good Ecological Status, by reducing the impact of diffuse pollution.

It will be let as two stand-alone contracts – one contract for each of the chalk stream catchments selected. Those interested in submitting a proposal can do so for just one catchment, or both, depending on operational areas and suitability of potential catchments. The selection will be based on both the catchment and the capacity of the partner to deliver the project.

For more information about this opportunity as well as process, budget and timescales, please read the full Expressions of Interest.

Deadline for applications: 12pm, 21 August 2015.


For general queries about the project please contact Simon Aguss, WaterLIFE Project Manager, saguss@wwf.org.uk.

For technical queries, please contact Kathy Hughes, UK Freshwater Specialist, khughes@wwf.org.uk.

Download full Expressions of Interest document >>