Management of the River Thames involves many different groups and bodies. Listed below are the various organisations and (where known) a brief summary of what they do
Management of the non-tidal Thames from the source at Lechlade right down to Teddington Lock. The EA allso controls the Thames Barrier
Management of the tidal section of the Thames covering the estuary right up to Teddington lock
Acts as user/customer consultative forum to advise the Environment Agency in relation to the management, development and promotion of navigation on the non-tidal River Thames.
Attempt to co-ordinate issues by reach
Co-ordinates Leisure and Trade users of the Thames and feeds into TNUF
The Royal Yachting Association is a United Kingdom national governing body for sailing, dinghy sailing, yacht and motor cruising, sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.
Attempts to co-ordinate national interests including CR&T waterways
The River Thames Alliance is a partnership of public and private sector organisations, set up in June 2003 to help manage the future of the non-tidal Thames and attempts to co-ordinate all interested parties including local authorities