Nearly a quarter of rivers in England are at risk from unsustainable abstraction. Over the past two and a half years, WaterLIFE has focused on tackling some of the obstacles that are preventing all rivers from reaching the required healthy status. One of these obstacles is the legacy of unsustainable abstraction, which means that at times too much water is taken from our rivers and aquifers for use in homes and businesses.
We are continuing to tackle this issue, and would like to hear from groups who have experience of negative ecological impacts from over-abstraction and low flows on our rivers, lakes and associated habitats. If you work or have experience of a catchment or river that is impacted by abstraction or low flows then please get in touch.
If you think you can help, please contact Kathy Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) at WWF for more information.