South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Catchment Planning Ketso!


Ketso means ‘Action’ in Lesotho and is the name of an engaging toolkit for capturing people’s ideas and views. We used the Ketso kits to develop part of the Vision and Catchment Plan on the River Wandle and found it an engaging way to enable a wide variety of people to contribute to the improvement of their local river.

With the recent development of the government’s ‘Catchment Based Approach’, Catchment Partnerships, similar to the one we’ve developed on the River Wandle, are being established all over the country. One of the first steps many of these partnerships are taking is to find out what local people want for their river and to glean local information which will help in this process.

We wanted to share what we had learned with others and so we organised a training workshop titled ‘Ketso for Catchment Planning’.

KetsoWorkshop

The workshop was led by Ketso’s developer, Dr Joanne Tippet and gave training, hints and tips on how to get the best out of the toolkit for planning improvements in river catchments.

Chloe and Glen from Kent and Surrey Wildlife Trusts carefully fold up a Ketso mat without losing its leaves
Chloe and Glen from Kent and Surrey Wildlife Trusts carefully fold up a Ketso mat without losing its leaves

The day was a great success and much fun was had by all!

Thanks to the national Catchment Partnership Fund for supporting this event.