A Policy Lens on Chalk Streams

Organisation: WWF

Location: National

Type: Case Studies & Projects

WaterLIFE worked with the government, Defra and its agencies, regulators such as Ofwat, water companies and other e-NGOs to develop and define appropriate policy enabling conditions: new or amended legislation, statutory guidance or other mechanisms that, when implemented, could enhance collaborative delivery of the Water Framework Directive.  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.

This film is an evocation of a landscape and habitat unique to England.

The current state of England’s Chalk Streams was captured in a report, which also set out a Manifesto to conserve and enhance chalk streams by:

  • Reducing abstraction.
  • Decreasing pollution;
  • Reviving natural river processes.
  • Improving habitat.
  • Promoting better river management.
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