IN ENGLAND, the government encouraged people and organisations to get together and see what more they can achieve for rivers and other water bodies, if they take a ‘catchment’ based approach. This means working with the system which is contributing to the health or otherwise of rivers, lakes, underground water and so on. Some catchments were provided with resources to pilot ways of collaborating. One of these catchments was the Frome and Piddle in Dorset (https://www.wessexwater.co.uk/environment/threecol.aspx?id=7525). The collaborators included the Environment Agency, National Farmers’ Union, West Dorset District Council and Wessex Water, which is the local water company and hosted the pilot.