Wetland landscapes have been modified over centuries. Floodplains were some of the first areas to be cleared for agriculture and firewood. More recently, industrialisation has allowed us to modify our rivers in a bid to control nature and natural processes. Modern wetland ecosystems are largely the product of the activity that has taken place within their catchments.
SORP recognises that river catchments are affected by everything that happens on the land between the river source and the sea. We work with others to try and create a more natural, interconnected system of rivers and wetlands which allow people, water and wildlife to co-exsist.