The role of the Exe Estuary Partnership

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) coordinates management of the estuary, on behalf of local authorities, government agencies and conservation, commercial and recreational interest groups, as well as providing a contact point for local communities of the estuary.

Area managed by the Exe Estuary Partnership

The Partnership seeks to conserve and enhance the estuary’s special nature and promote sustainable economic and social activity by managing competing demands and addressing any conflicts as they arise, to ensure that interests and activities are harmonised.

The EEMP, which has been in place since 1995, takes an impartial approach, to help ensure that there is a balance between human use and the protected nature of the Exe. The work of the partnership is guided by the Exe Estuary Management Plan and a Partnership Committee. Local communities are engaged through two public Forums each year.

More detail about the role of the EEMP and how it differs from other management bodies can be found in the Overview of Management Roles for the Exe Estuary paper.

There are various opportunities to get involved or receive updates about the work of the partnership. Sign up as a member or explore the site to find out how you can get involved.