The Colne Catchment Action Network held its second annual conference this November.

70 individuals from 37 organisations gathered at a venue in the Colne Valley Regional Park nestled between the River Colne, River Frays and Little Britain lake.

The event showcased the latest projects from the Colne catchment over the last year, ranging from academic research projects, practical river improvements, volunteer work and advocacy work.

Delegates had the opportunity to network with new contacts from across the catchment and learn more about the variety of ways catchment partners are working to improve the river network.  

In the event feedback, delegates reported that the conference increased their knowledge of the catchment and the ability of the Catchment Action Network to take action to resolve certain issues.

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Conference Presentations 

Everyone is welcome to view the presentations from the conference - available to download below.

Host Update

Host update Colne Valley Regional Park – Tom White

Host update Chilterns Chalk Streams Project – Allen Beechey


Projects in the Colne Valley

Landscape on the Edge River Projects – Chloe Crompton, Colne Valley Regional Park

Preventing Water Voles from Becoming Extinct & Angling and Nature Conservation - Gavin Bennett, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

River Pinn Volunteer Work and Projects - Dragana Knezevic, London Borough of Hillingdon

ChessWatch: A water observatory for the River Chess – Dr Kate Heppell, Queen Mary University of London

Environmental Enhancement 25 – David Watts, Affinity Water


Catchment in Crisis

Chalk Streams in Crisis - Allen Beechey, Chilterns Chalk Streams Project

The River Ver: A Chalk Stream in Crisis - John Pritchard, Ver Valley Society

Heathrow Expansion - Tom White, Colne Valley Regional Park


Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management – Vivian Pham, Environment Agency


Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.