The collaborative efforts between our partners South West Water, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust and Exmoor National Park Authority in UST1 and 2 successfully found ways to reduce and mitigate some of the pressures impacting on water quality at source. This included interventions such as farmyard and farmed land improvements.
During this next round of UST, we will continue to work in partnership with landowners across six strategically important drinking water supply river catchments in the Westcountry: the Fowey, Tamar, Exe, Dart, Roadford and Otter catchments.
UST3 will focus on positive water quality and biodiversity outcomes via investment in the natural capital stock of the catchments.
This commitment will also contribute to protection against wider environmental impacts (e.g. climate change, agricultural intensification, and deteriorating raw water) on SWW drinking and wastewater assets, supply network and customer bills.
This is the parts of our natural surroundings such as air, minerals, woods, rivers and soil which provide us with services and goods i.e. building materials, drinking water, and food. These benefits are known as ecosystem services or nature’s contribution to people.
Fowey Catchment - UST 3 - Feb 2021
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Exe Catchment - UST 3 - Jan 2021
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Otter Catchment - UST 3 - Jan 2021
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Tamar Catchment - UST 3 - Jan 2021
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Dart Catchment - UST 3 - Nov 2020
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