Keeping The Rivers Flowing Project

Watercourses are an important feature in the Colne Valley Regional Park with over 200km of river and canals with over 60 lakes supporting an amazing variety of wildlife while providing the public with drinking water as well as opportunities for business and recreation. Humans and wildlife need water to survive from day to day but unfortunately our water sources are under threat with high water consumption, climate change, over extraction of water sources, and an ever increasing population, the future isn’t looking bright.

To raise awareness of this issue the Landscape Partnership Scheme are leading an ’Keep Rivers Flowing’ project in collaboration with Affinity Water, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and community groups to promote the water saving message throughout the Colne Valley Regional Park. Our objective is to highlight the impact between water usage in the home and the effect it has on the River Colne and is tributaries through a range of different programmes, these include, Drip Drop Summer School, Water Saving Leaflet, Community Ambassadors and much more.

Drip Drop Summer School – 12th-15th August 2019

Groundwork South are running Drip Drop Summer School in August 2019. The Drip Drop Summer School is an exciting and educational project engaging with young people to help raise awareness about the importance of water saving in a fun interactive environment. If your child is interested in taking part please contact Chloe at chloe.crompton@groundwork.org.uk.

Help us and become a Community Ambassadors

Water is a precious resource which wildlife and us need to survive on this planet, with current climate predications the importance of saving water is ever higher. We need to work together to ensure there is enough water for future generations.

If you would like to help your local community and river system, we are looking for local residents to become Community Ambassadors to help raise awareness on water issues and solutions. If you would like to get involved or further information please contact Chloe at chloe.crompton@groundwork.org.uk.

For more information on water saving techniques take a look at:

Affinity Water: https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/saving-water.aspx

Thames Water: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/Be-water-smart