New ‘Water Roadmap’ for the food and drink sector

New ‘Water Roadmap’ for the food and drink sector

50 leading UK food and drink companies officially support the new Water Roadmap to help deliver the UK’s Courtauld Commitment 2030 water target and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Roadmap to improve quality and availability of water in 20 sourcing areas and work...

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The Rivers Trust statement on sewage treatment investigation

The Rivers Trust statement on sewage treatment investigation

The Rivers Trust' s Michelle Walker, Deputy Technical Director, provides comment on the Government announcement of investigation into sewage treatment works. We welcome this long-overdue step up in enforcement of existing law by the regulators, provided it is rigorous...

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COP26: The tipping point?

COP26: The tipping point?

The impacts of climate change are growing and time is running out. We can take collective action, but it needs strong leadership, explains our CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick. In 2015 in Paris, several countries of the world came together to agree collective action, but we...

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River Health – less of a stink?

River Health – less of a stink?

It is good news today to hear that the Government has now included an amendment to address sewage pollution in the Environment Bill. Only yesterday we were concerned the original proposal had been stripped out of the bill. It seems pressure from the river movement and...

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River Health – It Stinks!

River Health – It Stinks!

Sewage isn’t something we can wash our hands of, even if it seems hundreds of MPs may want to do so. Last week, an amendment approved by the House of Lords to place a legal duty on water companies to reduce the harm caused by storm overflow use was stripped out of the...

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South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

  All of the South West Lakes Trust trout fisheries continue to be operated under strict Covid 19 restrictions, in line with the current Angling Trust and Government guidelines. At the time of writing the on-site permit huts are not open, so day tickets, season...

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