The Aire Rivers Trust is proud and honoured to have been given the task of acting as Catchment Host for the rivers Aire and Calder. We established The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership, consisting of representatives from both the Aire Rivers Trust and the Calder & Colne Rivers Trust along with local authorities, conservation bodies etc.
The partnership is responsible for strategic water quality planning and facilitating delivery of improvement projects throughout the catchments of the River Calder from source to where it joins the Aire at Castleford and the Aire from source to Airmyn.
In Spring 2013 DEFRA provided some seedcorn funding to establish a ‘Catchment Host’ in every river catchment in the country. Catchment hosts, most of whom are held by the relevant Rivers Trust, set out to involve stakeholders in establishing their needs and priorities from the rivers and their catchments and then to work with stakeholders to identify ways to deliver those improvements that were not the responsibility of other agencies (for example, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water …).
The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership has its own website, from where you can get more details of our work.