How healthy are our rivers?
Only 14% of rivers in England are considered to be at Good Ecological Status within the Water Framework Directive. With so few reaching a good status, how much do you know about the industries that are having the most impact on your local river? Our dedicated data and evidence team have…Read more
Removing tens of thousands of obsolete dams in Europe will bring life back to rivers, says new report
With only 40 percent of Europe’s waterways in good condition, a new study published today calls for tens of thousands of redundant dams and other barriers to be removed to help restore rivers and lakes – boosting wildlife populations and benefiting communities across the continent. A new initiative called Dam…Read more
Top politicians back joint campaign to tackle agricultural pollution to restore rivers
The Angling Trust, WWF and The Rivers Trust have launched a widely-praised report Saving the Earth in the House of Commons, calling for fundamental changes in the way land is managed to protect rivers, lakes and estuaries from pollution and to reduce costs to society from flooding, water shortages, dredging…Read more
EU invests €4.9 million to improve drinking water from ‘source to tap’
The SEUPB has announced a funding offer worth €4.9m, under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, for a highly innovative new project called ‘Source to Tap’ which will improve drinking water quality, on both sides of the border. ‘Source to Tap’ will be delivered by a cross-border partnership involving Northern Ireland…Read more