1.3. The Catchment Action Plan The aim of the Catchment Action Plan is to set out the actions, agreed by the partnership, that will deliver the environmental improvements needed to work towards achieving the partnership’s shared vision for the catchment. The Catchment Action Plan is divided into two parts: 1. The first part is this ‘background document’, which describes the catchment, the key issues, the existing actions and finally, the opportunities for the Catchment Partnership to deliver complimentary actions. 2. The second part of the Catchment Action Plan will be ‘web-‐based’, with a series of project-‐ specific action cards being hosted on the TICP’s website. This ‘background document’ begins with an overview of the catchment’s key characteristics and an outline of the current environmental status. It then looks at 4 key themes of; water quality, water quantity, ‘channel / habitat / biodiversity’ and recreation. Within each of these themes, the plan identifies the main issues, the existing actions being delivered to address these issues and the opportunities for the catchment partnership to deliver improvements. The priority projects, outlined in the final section of this document, will form the basis for the second ‘web-‐based’ part of the Catchment Action Plan. The actions and delivery mechanisms specific to each project will be shown in action cards that will be displayed on the Test & Itchen Catchment Partnership’s website. These will be frequently updated as projects progress. www.ticp.org.uk This format is intended to allow the Catchment Action Plan to be a fully working document, which will be adapted and developed as new evidence emerges, priorities are identified and actions are implemented.