Last week, through Blueprint for Water coalition, we released a new publication setting out the changes needed to help turn around the ailing state of our waters and wetlands.
With our partners in the Troubled Waters project, we also published a report that shines a spotlight on the protected sites in poor condition due to water pollution.
Wildlife Trusts locally continue to campaign against the poor practices and weak regulation allowing Rivers such as the Wye to become little more than free waste disposal. Here, polluted by an overloading of nutrients, putrid algal blooms devastate wildlife & our enjoyment of waterways alike.
Farming in England has recently overtaken the water industry as the most significant source of pollution to surface waters*
With more than 70% of our landscape used for agriculture it is clear that significant changes are crucial, not just to reduce the impacts of water pollution, but also to see species declines halted and reversed.