Managing land and water

The Broads landscape we see today is a result of centuries of natural processes and interactions between people and their environment.

It is one of Europe's most important wetlands for nature conservation. It also attracts more than seven million visitors every year and we aim to help balance the needs of the environment, local residents, local businesses and those visitors.Berney Arms Mill

Our work

We are responsible for the integrated care of water and land, including conserving and enhancing Broads wildlife and our award-winning work in managing navigation channels.

We have also won awards for planning and for supporting sustainable tourism. We work with boaters to reduce their environmental impact, improve water quality and create a healthy environment for both people and wildlife to enjoy.


Partnership working is central to achieving our objectives. We are a key agency in a network of specialist partners that help realise the Broads Plan - the long term management strategy for the Broads. In addition to local authorities, our partners include:

The Broads Biodiversity Group provides a focal point for the delivery of nature conservation and the Water Quality Partnership focuses on non-agricultural water pollution. They are overseen by the Conservation Partnership. We are also part of the Broadland Catchment Partnership which works together for healthier wetlands in the wider area of rivers around the Broads.

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