Welcome to the South Devon Catchments Partnership

Bringing people together for clean water and a healthy environment for the benefit of everyone

As part of the national Catchment Based Approach movement, we are a partnership made up of groups, organisations and individuals across South Devon who work together to ensure our rivers and estuaries are healthy and full of life, now and in the future.

Catchment Based Approach

This is the inclusive, civil society-led initiative that works in partnership with Government, Local Authorities, Water Companies, businesses and more, to maximise the natural value of our environment. It means collaborative working at a river catchment scale, delivering a range of environmental, social and economic benefits and protecting our precious water environments for the benefit of us all. Find out more on the CaBA website


Get to know the catchments covered by the South Devon Catchments Partnership


Get to know our partnership and our integrated catchment management approach.


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

Latest news from south Devon

Going, Going…? Time for Action

A big thank you to David West from the Teign Angling and Conservation Association for presenting at our July online meeting. He presented on TACA's exciting new project 'Going, Going...? Time for Action', which has recently won funding from the National Lottery...

Challenges and Choices

 Environment Agency – South West River Basin Management Plan review ‘Challenges and Choices’ Consultation Closes 24th April 2020 We know that ‘water quality’ means many different things to many different people. We also know that 'water quality' is an important...

Update on the River Charter for the Dart at Dartington

The Bioregional Learning Centre (BLC) received SDCP's endorsement and a small amount of funding to help progress the UK’s first River Charter for the Dart at Dartington. It was felt that the nature of this work and BLC's approach towards citizen engagement...

Avon Valley Project Film

Devon Wildlife Trust, supported by the South Devon Nature Trust, has been working to restore and re-connect precious wildlife habitat across the Avon Valley since 2011. This short film gives a flavour of what the project is all about......

Archimedes ScrewFest

Thank you to everyone who came down to see us at the Archimedes Screwfest on Saturday. Here's a short video celebrating the event, which has been running for 3 years... Find out more at the Bioregional Learning Centre's website.

Join us at Archimedes Screw Fest on 6th October!

The 3rd Annual Archimedes Screw Fest celebrates the River Dart and its most spectacular new landmarks – the twin turbines of the Totnes Weir hydropower scheme. Event date: 6th October, 2018 Time: 10am-4pm Admission: Free Join us as we celebrate...

Volunteers needed for Salcombe Beach Clean!

South Devon AONB are organising a beach clean as part of the Great British Beach Clean weekend – and need your help! 16th September 1:30pm - 3:30pm Meet outside Harbour office, Whitestrand, Salcombe, TQ8 8BU The event will include a short boat trip over to Scoble...

Notes and presentations from the SDCP Meeting (26th January 2018)

We held a meeting at Follaton House on the 26th January. The key items of the meeting were: An update from the partnership hosts - South Devon AONB and Westcountry Rivers Trust A presentation by Rob Price, our catchment coordinator from the Environment Agency, on the...

Working Group Meeting – 26th January 2018

The next South Devon Catchments Partnership working group meeting is going to be held on Friday 26th January at 10am. At this meeting we will be discussing SDCP progress and our aspirations for the coming year. Please email rosie@wrt.org.uk for more details if you are...

Gravel bringing salmon back to Devon river

New spawning habitats are bringing salmon back to a stretch of the River Avon. In a five-minute spot survey this autumn, the Westcountry Rivers Trust counted 21 juvenile salmon on a stretch of river where no salmon or trout were counted four years ago. Over the last...