People and wildlife rely on freshwater which is clean, healthy and predictable. Healthy, functioning ecosystems capture, store and transport our water. They filter pollutants, store water during droughts and slow the flow during extreme rainfall – preventing flooding of homes and businesses.
Across the UK, Wildlife Trusts work with their local water companies to help the natural world to help us. Severn Trent’s area takes in much of the central part of England and a diverse and rich variety of landscapes from the Derbyshire Peak District to the Cotswolds and the Trent lowlands. There are 12 Wildlife Trusts in this area and they are working with Severn Trent in a variety of ways to support delivery of the company’s commitment to a ‘Big Nature Boost’ across 5,000 hectares which is helping us deliver our goal of 30% of the UK’s land and sea for nature’s recovery by 2030.
In Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire local Wildlife Trust experts are working closely with Severn Trent and local farmers to utilise natural processes to stop soils, chemicals and pollutants from entering local water sources.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust manages the Wildlife Discovery room at Carsington Water reservoir – a place for children and adults alike to learn and be inspired by nature.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Idle Valley Nature Reserve is central to a partnership project for nature’s recovery along the River Idle catchment.