Not a river

Our work

Our local Trusts work across Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland to drive positive change for rivers. Find out more about how we stop pollution, build climate resilience and help nature’s recovery in rivers. 

What we do

We are conservation experts with a wealth of data and expertise at our fingertips. We work with our member Trusts to make our shared vision a reality: wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all.

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Working with business

Learn more about how we work with businesses to maximise impact.

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Working with nature

Using nature based solutions simultaneously benefit people and nature. 

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Data & evidence

Data and evidence are a critical part of integrated catchment management, helping partners to engage a wide audience, agree on the priority issues and solutions, and monitor outcomes. 

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Working with Communities

The Rivers Trust movement exists because a group of passionate people came together to advocate for our precious rivers. More than 25 years – and a lot of growth – later, this community spirit is still at the heart of what we do. We are extremely proud of our grassroots support, and it’s really the people we work with that make The Rivers Trust what it is today: a force for positive change.

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Supporting local partnerships

Working as the secretariat of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), we support over 100 community partnerships who bring together local knowledge and expertise to deliver integrated management of land and water.

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