This policy work was led by WWF and had a focus on chalk streams: the crystal-clear, havens for wildlife rivers characteristic of southern and eastern England.
Guidance and tools, through the WaterLIFE project, to help Catchment Partners and others engage business – from farmers to food and drink and manufacturing organisations.
Catchment Partnerships can increase their capacity and become more effective by focusing on how they interact with communities to motivate them to get involved – whether that be through raising awareness, providing volunteering opportunities or offering citizen science training. WaterLIFE pioneered a range of communication resources and initiatives.
The WaterLIFE project, which ran from 2014 to 2017, sought to tackle some of the big issues hindering our rivers being classed as healthy, such as over-abstraction, pollution and unsustainable management. It did this by: Working with decision-makers to make sure the right conditions are in place nationally. Building capacity and expertise in five demonstration […]
Businesses – from farmers and manufacturers to suppliers and retailers – are exposed to the same water challenges as communities and ecosystems: too much or too little water, pollution, and certainty of supply.
Case Study for the Tamar Citizen Science Investigations (CSI) project, aimed to encourage local interest groups, residents and communities to engage with their local river catchment and become actively involved in its environmental protection.