Environmental charity Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), established in 1994, is dedicated to restoring and protecting the region’s freshwater environments. Their work is underpinned by science, evidence and experience, and a commitment to the resilience and sustainability of rivers, estuarine and coastal areas across catchments in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset.
Through working partnerships - connecting with educational bodies, farming and fishing communities, water sector companies, businesses, and grassroot groups - they steer collaborative action to keep rivers healthy for all who rely on them, both now and in the future.
The university work with Westcountry Rivers Trust on a number of research and student projects. This partnership is creating new and exciting opportunities for:
- Student support through projects and placements
- Collaboration on funding
- Teaching and research
- Cultural and professional understanding
- Future collaborative aspirations