Goals in the Tyne Catchment Plan

The proposed projects in the Tyne Catchment Plan are set within a framework of 2 Themes and 10 Goals.

Theme A: Conserve and restore river habitat, and adapt to / mitigate for the physical impacts of weather extremes and climate change.

Goal A1: Reduce pollution to the water environment.

Goal A2: Retain or restore biodiversity, taking account of weather extremes and climate change.

Goal A3: Reduce risk from or control flooding.

Goal A4: Optimise the fishery resource of the Tyne.

Goal A5: Mitigate for the future impacts of climate change and future-proof relevant projects.

Theme B: Improve people’s understanding of rivers, catchments, weather extremes and climate change.  Increase community participation in monitoring change and taking action to improve and protect water environments.

Goal B1: Increase awareness of the impacts and risks of weather extremes and climate change.

Goal B2: Improve access to river-based recreation to engage more people in river issues.

Goal B3: Engage widely to educate about river issues and encourage positive behavioural change.

Goal B4: Raise awareness and demonstrate the economic benefits of improving water quality, tackling pollution, and planning for weather extremes and climate change.

Goal B5: Carry out research and monitoring, and collect and make available relevant data.