Management Structure

Over the last few decades, the scale and range of human activities has accelerated to influence and change not only the environment on land, but has also given rise to dramatic changes to our coastal and marine environment. To achieve successful management of a dynamic estuarine environment, where activities and developments can have far reaching results, effective co-ordination and integration are key factors. The Severn Estuary Partnership relies on the communication and co-operation of all those whose actions have an impact on the Estuary.

Funding for the Severn Estuary Partnership is provided by:

  • Local Authorities
  • Countryside Agencies
  • Environment Agency
  • Wales Tourist Board
  • Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water

The Project Officer reports to a Steering Group and a Working Group which include representatives from the following organisations.

Steering Group

  • CBI
  • Country Land and Business Association
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • English Nature
  • Environment Agency
  • Gloucester Harbour Trustees
  • Government Office for the South West
  • Institute of Civil Engineers
  • Local Agenda 21 Officers
  • Local Authorities
  • Ministry of Fisheries and Foods
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Ports Technical Panel
  • Severn Estuary Conservation Group
  • Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee
  • Sports Council for Wales
  • Universities
  • Wales Tourist Board
  • Water Companies

Working Group

  • Members are drawn from the Steering Group
See next page for information on SEP stakeholders.