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Adur and Ouse Task & Finish Group membership (June 2012) Fisheries Chair – Dave Brown Members – EA – Steve Lysyj Wild Trout Trust – Andy Thomas Atlantic.

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1 Adur and Ouse Task & Finish Group membership (June 2012) Fisheries Chair – Dave Brown Members – EA – Steve Lysyj Wild Trout Trust – Andy Thomas Atlantic Salmon and Trout Association – Ivor Llewelyn OART – Dave Brown Groundwater Chair – Chris Manning Members – EA –Rosie Pyper/Lucy Roberts/Polly Wallace SDNP –Chris Manning/Jeremy Burgess/Phillippa Morrisson-Price BHCC – Jessica Hamilton/Rich Howarth/Matthew Thomas Southern Water – Paul Linwood SEW – Chris Taylor SmithsGore – Guy Streeter Lewes DC – Dan Danahar RSPB – Bruce Fowkes NT – Crispin Scott NE – Nicola Davies SWT – Henri Brocklebank Natural Rivers Chair – Henri Brocklebank Members – EA – Lou Parker/Sally Chadwick OART – Peter King SEW – Simon Lohrey SWT – Henri Brocklebank/Fran Southgate/Sandra Manning Jones SDNP – Jan Knowlson NT – Helen Dangerfield (initially) NE – Kristoffer Hewitt Coastal Waters Chair – Rob Clark Members – EA – Sigrun Schroeder IFCA – Rob Clark SWT – Erin Pettifer NE –Emma Kellman BHCC – Rich Howorth (through correspondance) SW – Paul Linwood Surface Water Quality Chair – Simon Lohrey Members – EA – Khadine Morcom/Rob Boutle/Suzanne Whittaker OART – Dave Brown/Peter King SEW – Simon Lohrey/Neil Hudson Independent agriculture advisor – Prim Duplessis SW – Paul Linwood Brighton Uni – Huw Roberts Engagement Chair – Helen Dangerfield Members – EA – Rebecca Manning SWT – Fran Southgate/Michael Blencowe Brighton Uni – Paul Gilchrist IFCA – Rob Clark NT – Helen Dangerfield SDNP – Jeremy Burgess BHCC – Rich Howorth FishActive – Paul Sharman

2 Adur and Ouse Projects by theme (Yr 2 of Defra WFD funds) see Fisheries Chair – Dave Brown Project – South Coast Sea Trout Action Plan Project Lead – Steve Lysyj Project Officer Andy Thomas Project Partners: WTT, Angling Clubs. Aim: Delivery of our South Coast Sea Trout action plan, habitat enhancements in WFD failing stretches. Status: Officer employed, and site identification beginning for bidding into Catchment Restoration Fund. Spend to date: £20,000 Surface Water Quality (1 of 2) Chair –Simon Lohrey Project – Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Project Lead – Steve Lysyj Project Officer - Prim Duplessis Project Partners: WTT, landowners Aim: Delivery of a suite of advice and intervention measures on identified high environmental risks estates. This project in integral to the delivery of the Adur and Ouse suite of wider projects. Status: Officer employed, and site identification beginning for bidding into Catchment Restoration Fund Spend to date: £40,000 Surface Water Quality (2 of 2) Chair – Simon Lohrey Project –Ouse Upstream Thinking Project Lead – Jane Birch Project Officer- Simon Lohrey Project Partners: South East Water, University of Brighton Aim: Encouragement of good farming practices to help reduce nutrient loading into the river Ouse. Long term funding for this project will be embedded into PR14. Status: Project officer employed and seeking PR14 options. Integration of Surface Water Drinking Plans into catchment actions. Delivering ecosystems services national profile project. Spend: £45,000

3 Natural Rivers (1 of 4) Chair – Henri Brocklebank Project –MORPH Project Lead – Sally Chadwick Project Officer- Peter King Project Partners: OART, National Trust, landowners Aim: Integration of WFD objectives for failing morphology and fisheries with delivery of the Catchment Flood Management Plan options for the Ouse Status: Project officer employed (shared with ARPHA). 14 sites taken through options appraisal, outline options and detailed design. Groundwork for 4 sites due to start Summer Complementary Hydrometry and Telemetry catchment plan agreed for hydrometric assets Spend to date: £400,000 Natural Rivers (2 of 4) Chair – Henri Brocklebank Project – ARPHA Project Lead – Lou Parker Project Officer- Peter King Project Partners: OART, landowners Aim: Integration of WFD objectives for failing morphology and fisheries with delivery of the Catchment Flood Management Plan options for the Adur Status: Options appraisal of all Adur assets. 16 sites selected for options appraisal. Up to 6 sites taken forward for detailed design. Spend to date: £100,000 Natural Rivers (3 of 4) Chair – Henri Brocklebank Project – Teville Stream Project Lead – Lou Parker Project Partners: Worthing BC, West Sussex CC, SWT, Glaxo Smith Cline, landowners Aim: Delivery of morphological, water quality and invasive species measures in an ‘bad’ urban waterbody Status: Detailed design for river restoration incorporating surface water and contaminated land issues. Long term spatial planning contribution potential. Financial contributions of external partner of up to 50% project value. Spend to date: £290,000 Adur and Ouse Projects (Yr 2 of Defra WFD funds) see

4 Natural Rivers (4 of 4) Chair – Henri Brocklebank Project –TrUck Project Lead – Rosie Pyper Project Officer- Sandra Manning- Jones Project Partners: Woodland Trust, SWT, Uckfield Valley Flood Forum, landowners, Forestry Commission, University of Durham/Laucenne, Sussex Floodplain Meadows Aim: Identify areas in the River Uck catchment where planting woodland and other habitat improvements could reduce the risk of flooding downstream at Uckfield and Lewes. Status: Project officer employed. 20 sites identified, surveyed and modelled to ascertain maximum flood risk benefit Spend to date: £47,000 Coastal Waters Chair – Rob Clark Project – Sussex Coastal Inshore Pilot (SCHIP) project Project Lead – Mark Bennet Project Partners: IFCA, SWT, Channel Coast Observatory Aim: Integration of WFD and Marine Conservation Zone measures through creation of a high resolution map of Sussex coastal waterbody. This map will be used in community consultation for ground truthing commercial interests. Status: Data gathered from CCO and collated into report. Initial baseline consultation carried out through social media and existing community forums. Spend to date: £47,000 Groundwater Chair – Chris Manning Project – Groundwater Protection in Brighton and Hove Project Lead – Rosie Pyper Project Officer- Prim Duplessis Project Partners: BHCC, tenant farmers Aim: Working with Brighton chalk block landowners and tenant farmers about farming practices to protect the failing groundwater aquifer. Status: Evidence gathered and landowner workshop planned with novel satellite technologies to trial in catchment. Spend to date: £35,000 Adur and Ouse Projects (Yr 2 of Defra WFD funds) see

5 Acronyms! ARPHAAdur Restoration of Physical Habitat ASTAAtlantic Salmon and Trout Association BHCCBrighton and Hove City Council EAEnvironment Agency GWPBHGround Water Protection in Brighton and Hove IFCAInshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities MORPHMiddle Ouse Restoration of Physical Habitat NENatural England NTNational Trust OARTOuse and Adur Rivers Trust OUTOuse Upstream Thinking RSPBRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds SCHIPSussex Coastal Inshore Pilot SDNPSouth Downs National Park SEWSouth East Water SWSouthern Water SWTSussex Wildlife Trust TRUCKTrees on the River Uck WTTWild Trout Trust


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