Welcome to the Tamar catchment partnership

As part of the national Catchment Based Approach movement, we bring together a wide range of stakeholders to identify and facilitate better environmental outcomes across the Tamar and its tributaries, working to involve and represent those stakeholders and the wider community in the decision making process.

The Catchment Based Approach

Our rivers are affected by all the activities which take place on the land within their catchments. The greatest improvement in the health of our rivers comes when everyone who uses, manages and cares about them cooperates and collaborates. This includes land managers and farmers, those responsible for environmental regulation, wildlife conservation groups, scientific researchers, local businesses, and local residents.

By working together we avoid duplication and get more done.

The CaBA website showcases the work being undertaken by Catchment Partnerships across England and Wales. It is a platform to share ideas and discuss best practices in stakeholder-led catchment management, including planning, delivery, and evaluation.


Get to know our partnership and our integrated catchment management.


Learn about our collective vision for the sustainable future of the Tamar Catchment.


Read our catchment plan, which sets out how we will achieve our vision.

Have your say on the way our water environment is managed…

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Latest News from the Tamar

Challenges & Choices Consultation Workshop Details

Details of the workshop

Challenges & Choices Consultation Workshop 13th Feb 2020

We are interested in what you have to say in relation to water resources, water quality alongside both flood and drought resistance. The Environment Agency have launched their five yearly formal request for us all to review our existing River Basin Management Plan...

Tamar Catchment Partnership Meeting 02.12.2019

Update from the December meeting 2019

Next Meeting 2nd Dec!

Details of the next meeting

Tamar CaBA meets Cornwall CaBA

Our new partnership coordinator Freya, attended the Cornwall Catchment Partnership’s quarterly meeting last week. It was an interesting day with lots of great presentations, including an update from the Environment Agency National Team, delivered by Damian...

Project update: Roadford Mitigation

2019 Summer update

Flood Expo 2017

Flood Expo is taking place on the 27th & 28th of September. The Environment Agency, UN Climate Change, N.A.S.A (Disaster Prediction), The MOD, The MET Office and 220 other expert speakers and 370 suppliers are all meeting at the ExCeL, London to discuss solving...

Catchment Partnership Meeting

Thanks to everyone who got involved with the Tamar Catchment Partnership meeting, held at the Tamar Valley Centre at the end of July. The meeting was attended by a great number of our partners, representing a variety of interests - including DEFRA groups, Dartmoor...

AHDB Knowledge Exchange Event

On Wednesday, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) held a farmer workshop near Launceston. The hosting farm is one of the farms from partnership project Upstream Thinking, and the event gave an insight into what’s going on at the farm and why,...

Project Proposals for Natural Flood Management

Have you heard about our proposals for Natural Flood Management in the Tamar catchment? Click below to explore the story...