At WRT, our focus is, as always, further upstream: if possible, sediment input should be reduced at the source. This is why we are linking this project with our ongoing Upstream Thinking initiative, that prevents sediment input into rivers by reducing the loss of topsoil from farms. However, we also have to accept that sediment dredging is a reality and necessary for the continued function of many harbours, and therefore we need to work together with relevant stakeholders to develop sustainable ways of handling this. Through taking a catchment approach, we can understand the costs arising from sediment input all the way from the soil loss on the farm that has a negative impact on the farmer to the cost of dredging and disposing of the sediment in the harbour. This way, we can develop cost effective, circular solutions and understand the changes we need to make to implement them. We are liaising with ports and harbours in the South West to ensure their engagement in these efforts.