Rivers Rom and Beam

The Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership is a focused group of local stakeholders who are working together through a Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to improve the rivers in the Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment and bring direct on-the-ground benefit to people and wildlife.

The Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership has been meeting quarterly since 2012 to discuss and plan ways in which it can progress its work. The Partnership is able to drive forward its work programme because of vital funding received through the Environment Agency’s Catchment Partnership Fund. Ongoing work includes the direct engagement with local groups and individuals, the development of river restoration and wetland improvement projects and the submission of bids for funding which seek to unlock much needed resources to deliver practical improvements on the ground.

The Roding Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership has created an informal network of organisations who can work together to share information, make plans and raise the essential funding needed for reconnecting and restoring rivers and encouraging communities to engage with their wetland environments. Our members include local councils, environmental NGOs, water companies, government agencies and local community groups.

Taking a Catchment Based Approach our overall ambition is for joined-up thinking with local action linked to the national Rivers Trust movement as we work towards our shared vision to:

Bring positive change to people, wildlife and the environment through better management of land and water in the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne catchment.

Prioritising an inclusive, evidence-based, ‘grass roots’ approach we champion decision-making involving local stakeholders: especially those individuals, groups and organisations who are most affected by the outcomes of improvements to their local water environment.

The ecological potential of the waterways of the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne catchment are impacted by many individual and combined pressures. Our objectives seek to tackle the priority issues and set targets for achieving real local improvements that align with the Environment Agency's Thames River Basin Management Plan.

Under England's Water Framework Directive Regulations, all water bodies need to be restored to good ecological condition or potential by 2027. To measure progress, the Environment Agency monitors the health of rivers, lakes and canals and reports on their ecological health as part of its duties.

Where gaps in statutory monitoring exist, citizen science provides opportunities to work together, and gather evidence, to inform regulators, stakeholder organisations and local communities, supporting local partnership work and inclusive decision making.

Information on the current status of South Essex's rivers and streams can be explored in 'Our catchment' and 'Threats to Our Catchment' pages, while projects taking place in the catchment can be found in the ‘Action’ page on the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership website.


Rivers Rom and Beam

WFD water body status

Project type

Catchment Based Approach

Project lead

Thames21, Thames Chase Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

The Environment Agency, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham London Borough of Havering, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure, River Roding Trust, Natural England, Thames Water, City of London (Eppi

Funding source

The Environment Agency

Website key stakeholders:

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