Our mission is for the rivers in the South East Rivers Trust area to achieve Good Ecological Status or Potential, and the management of their catchments to set international standards for urban and rural community-driven sustainability and environmental excellence in river rehabilitation and restoration.
We work at a river catchment scale. Rivers are not restricted by regional or political boundaries. In fact, rivers can be affected by small changes to land management miles away from their source. So it’s not enough to look at a river in isolation – we must also look at its full hydrological catchment to truly understand all the factors affecting its health.