Working in Partnership
Working in Partnership Meet the Team! The Dee Catchment partnership (DCP) is the umbrella body representing, coordinating and working for the interests of everyone involved with the River Dee in north east Scotland. The Partnershi...
Educating and involving people
Educating and involving people What's on Events! The Dee Catchment Partnership provides a broad educational and outreach programme. Throughout the year we attend a number of key events such as the Banchory River Festival, Cair...
Slowing the flow of water naturally
Slowing the flow of water - Natural Flood Management Willow bank protection (River Dee Trust) Large woody debris (FCS) Reconnecting the floodplain (River Dee Trust) Dee Catchmen...
Managing water in the city
Blue Green Infrastructure (BGI) We need to BEGIN to plan for our future. The climate is changing, bringing wetter and warmer conditions. Our towns and cities need protection from the risk of flooding, drought and a growing population. By...
Controlling problem species
Introduction to Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) in N.E. Scotland (Giant hogweed) (Japanese knotweed) ...
Improving Water Quality Buffer Strips A water margin (or buffer strip) is a vegetated area near a stream which helps to protect a watercourse from the impact of adjacent activities. Buffer strips play an important role in protecti...
Restoring river beds and banks
Channel Morphology and Obstructions Obstructions DDSFB / RDT / AC / SEPA Since 2007, the Dee DSFB and River Dee Trust have eased or removed 27 manmade obstructions to fish migration from the river Dee's tributaries to allow f...
Protecting species and habitats
Protecting habitats and species The River Dee Catchment contains many special and protected areas, plants and animals, that we work to protect, enhance and care for. The Upper half of the River Dee is within the Cairngorms Nati...
Supporting access and recreation
Recreation and Access Local Meetings and Forums The Dee Catchment Partnership works to protect, promote and enhance the opportunities for responsible access locally. We regularly attend meetings with the Deeside Access Group (DAG)...
Why does the River Dee need a management plan? The River Dee catchment management plan was developed to help people work together to maintain these resources and make improvements where needed. The River Dee's high quality water r...
DCP publications Information about the DCP Catchment Management Plan: Summary Catchment Management Plan: Annex Business Plan 2016 - 2019 Busines Plan 2013 - 2016 Dee Catchment Partnership information leaflet ...
The catchment of the River Dee and its 17 major tributaries covers over 2000 km2 of north-east Scotland. These watercourses flow from the Cairngorm mountains through a rich and varied landscape of moorland, woodlands, and farmland to enter the sea at the busy port of Aberdeen harbour. They provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife, including rare and threatened species, link the towns and villages of Deeside and underpin the rural economy of the area. The Dee Catchment Partnership has been working for over 14 years to protect, enhance and restore the waters of the Dee catchment through the implementation of its catchment management plan. In this website you can read about our work, download publications and links to information about the river, and find out how you can look after the River Dee.
This month we hear about how one of the Dee’s tributaries is being given a helping hand from a number of organisations within the partnership in a bid to restore it...Learn more »
This month we hear about how the organisations within the Partnership are working to protect an important local species, in 2019, the International Year of the Salmon. ...Learn more »
What's on Locally?
24th-26th May, University of Aberdeen