Calder Future (part of Calderdale Sustainability Forum) is a partnership between the local community and agencies which have responsibility for waterways within the Calder Valley, to bring a co-ordinated approach to river and canal improvements and provide volunteering opportunities for those that live and work next to the water.
Throughout its work Calder Future has been about improving the positive aspects of our rivers, but recently we’ve been forcefully reminded of their darker side if they and the surrounding landscape are not managed properly to reduce the risk of flooding. This requires an increased emphasis on ‘river stewardship’ and Calder Future, as a partner with Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency, will be playing an important part in delivering this essential responsibility.
River Stewardship - To dredge, or not to dredge? - 1
To dredge, or not to dredge? - 2
What is river stewardship? Short video to view
'Eye on Calderdale' flooding website
Volunteers make all the difference
Our improvement and clean-up projects are undertaken by volunteers – from the communities alongside the waterways, local companies, and others. Look at our Events Calendar for an opportunity near you this year, or contact us.