East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership
About the Waterways Partnership
Sixteen inland waterways, including tidal rivers, rural canals, chalk streams and Yorkshire's largest natural lake, lie within the boundaries of the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership.
These water bodies add greatly to attractiveness and prosperity of the local area and to the quality of life of our residents. Our waterways are important for many reasons, including navigation, biodiversity, heritage, flood risk management, freight, tourism, recreation and wellbeing.
This diversity of purpose and function makes managing and improving our waterways a real challenge. Many groups and users have a vested interest in our waterways and these interests must be balanced so we can work towards achieving wide-ranging benefits for local communities, the environment and the economy.
In 2011, the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established with funding from the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways LEADER programme. Through partnership working, public, private, community and voluntary organisations are encouraged to come together and develop our waterways so they contribute to local economic, environmental and social regeneration.