Aire & Calder Catchment Partnerhsip
The Aire and Calder Partnership is a ‘Catchment Host’ operating across the catchments of the Rivers Aire and Calder, from source to its confluence with the Ouse at Airmyn. Our raison d’être is to bring together stakeholders in the waterways and catchments to identify and facilitate delivery of priorities, strategy and projects to improve the rivers and their catchments.
The Aire and Calder catchment ranges from the heights of the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales to low-lying floodplains. Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Halifax are part of the highly urbanised areas where much of the former industrial land alongside the rivers is the focus for regeneration. In excess of 3.5million people live in the catchment. There is an extensive canal network in the catchment, including the Leeds Liverpool Canal which is the longest in Britain.