What is the River Severn Partnership?
With a changing climate, where extremes in weather are becoming more pronounced and frequent, partners spanning Mid Wales, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire have come together to form the River Severn Partnership. The aim of the partnership is:
“To make the Severn Catchment Britain’s most vibrant and resilient river network; where an exceptional quality of life, prosperous local economies and an outstanding natural environment is driven by a programme of innovation to reduce flood risk, secure future water resources and improve and deliver shared natural assets.”
To achieve this aim, the partnership will look to help people, businesses and the environment along the River Severn to be prepared for and resilient to the impacts of climate change, across an area which covers the Rivers Severn, Teme, Warwickshire Avon and Wye. Proposals to achieve this include options for flood risk management, improving water quality, environmental enhancement and developing an integrated approach to water resource storage and management.