The Medway IDB is uniquely equipped to make a vital contribution to the conservation and biodiversity within the Medway catchment, whether its on the River Medway, Teise, Beult or Eden. It is with this in mind that the Board has set out conservation as a priority objective against which it can be assessed each year.
Appropriate water level management maximises the opportunity for important species of plants and animals to thrive. This attitude is a shift away from the traditional practice of “drainage above all else”, which often left the ecological side of the company wanting. Now there is a recognition to create habitat and actively encourage a far more healthy and vibrant ecology within the district.