The Test & Itchen Catchment Partnership

Our vision is a healthy water environment which is valued and nurtured by residents, businesses, and the wider community

What is the Test & Itchen Catchment Partnership? Our partners all play a part in determining the health of our river environment in one way or another. By working together, we aim to protect and enhance the health of the Test and Itchen catchments for the future.

The River Test and River Itchen are two of the most famous ‘chalk streams’ in the world. Chalk streams are a globally rare type of river, famed for their crystal clear waters which support a wide range of plants and animals. More than half of the world’s chalk streams are found in southern England alone.

Our health and wellbeing are underpinned by these rivers – they provide us with clean drinking water, they water our crops which produce our food, and they carry our wastewater to sea. But all is not well in our chalk streams. The pressure we place on our chalk streams is no longer sustainable in the face of climate change.

 Want to find out more about how you or your organisations can play a part in improving the health of the Test and Itchen catchments? Please get in touch. 

You can find out more about the Test & Itchen and our catchment partnership via our Interactive Catchment Hub

Our Partners

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