Water Action

What is Water Action?

Water Action is a where local case studies, identified from our own evidence base, are used to shape and enforce water policies to improve the condition of our waters.

Gathering evidence

We have and continue to grow a solid evidence base, thanks to our previous Riverfly Census project and now SmartRivers.

This data paints a true picture of the health of rivers and the problems our wild fish are facing.

Building a case

Using the evidence we find examples of where existing water policies are not fit for purpose.

We also identify areas where good policy is not being enforced.

Our current cases

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Chemical Pollution

Our campaign to stop Bakkavor from pouring pesticides from washing imported salad leaves into the headwaters of the Itchen, one of our most protected waters, is poised to set a national precedent.

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Agricultural Pollution

Rules exist to prevent farmers polluting our rivers with deadly sediment, phosphate and chemicals. Our Riverfly Census and SmartRivers provides the evidence but there is a near total failure by the Environment Agency in England and NRW in Wales to enforce against farming pollution.

We are determined to change this with your help.

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Abstraction

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Latest Water Action News

Will the Environment Agency’s proposals to protect wild salmon work?

02/02/2018
Can the EA Protect Wild Salmon? We warmly receive the Environment Agency’s proposed new measures to protect wild salmon stocks, […] Read More

A big, bright new vision for our watery places and the life within them

29/09/2017
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC), the national voice for the UK’s wild fish and where they live, has been protecting […] Read More
invasive species

Aliens in the app! Our invasive species series

03/08/2017
For all you app owners here’s a preview of the new update, available now! Read More

New research project aims to help tackle pollution in Welsh rivers

01/08/2017
Press Release Issued by Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru The worrying increase in the pollution of rivers in Wales has […] Read More

Derbyshire Rivers put under the microscope in flylife study

31/07/2017
Fisheries charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) is just reporting the results on the second year of its unique three-year […] Read More

Vitacress and Salmon & Trout Conservation Join Forces on Water Quality

18/07/2017
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) and Vitacress have joined forces to help reduce phosphate outputs from the watercress industry. In-river […] Read More

Vitacress and Salmon & Trout Conservation Join Forces on Water Quality

18/07/2017
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) and Vitacress have joined forces to help reduce phosphate outputs from the watercress industry. In-river […] Read More

Turning words into action for the Itchen

11/05/2017
We have recently joined forces with academics, anglers, fisheries scientists, conservation organisations and the Environment Agency to discuss the crucial […] Read More

S&TC Cymru urge Government to understand, value and act for rivers in Wales

03/05/2017
The fundamental message from our seminar in Builth Wells was that agricultural pollution of Welsh rivers and streams has reached […] Read More

Wild fish of Wales – Threats and Opportunities

10/04/2017
The recent spate of major pollution incidents in Wales and the resulting poor condition of rivers and streams in the […] Read More

Freshwater environments threatened by farmyard slurry

07/04/2017
Fisheries charity Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru have reacted with dismay at yet another major river pollution incident in Wales, […] Read More

How can we deal with silent but potentially deadly river invaders?

27/03/2017
Our rivers and chalkstreams are under threat like never before and we are in grave danger of failing to react […] Read More

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