Environment Agency launches national campaign to protect water resources

06 August 2019

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On 31 July 2019, a major campaign to protect the UK’s water resources was launched in partnership with more than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators, including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

The British public are being asked to help ensure clean, healthy and readily available water resources are provided for future generations.

It is claimed the climate emergency and population growth are putting increasing pressure on the water environment, and the UK is facing hotter and drier summers with an increased risk of water shortages. The UK has less available water than most other European countries and the average person uses 150 litres per day.

Source: Environment Agency, 31 July 2019