There are significant benefits to partnership working. It can lead to extra funding, bring in expertise and generate more buy in from people. WaterLIFE has been working in three UK catchments (the Soar, Camlad and Tamar) to increase skills and resources across the catchment partnerships in these areas so they are better equipped to improve the health of the water environment.
A how to guide for catchment partnerships
We have produced a how to guide for catchment partnerships designed to increase capacity within these organisations. The guide includes the essential ingredients to getting a partnership started, expanding a partnership, case studies to showcase best practice and successes, and also points to the tools available to partnerships.
The guide explores three essential steps:
Getting started – identifying relevant groups, building the partnership, gathering the data and evidence and developing targeted catchment plans.
Building momentum and broadening the partnership – deepening understanding about the issues that affect the catchment and empowering groups through citizen science.
Create an identify and build an audience – widening your appeal, creating an identity and inspiring others.
Download ‘Achieving success through partnerships‘ to find out more.