This week’s Panorama investigated how our water consumption can impact on chalk streams such as the Wandle (you can watch it again on iPlayer). Our friends on the River Kennet clearly demonstrated some of the issues which may soon face the Wandle if we don’t find more sustainable rates of water use. Investigations into the impact of abstraction rates are currently being undertaken on both headwater arms of the Wandle.
This summer the Government will publish its Water White Paper which will set out its priorities for safeguarding the health of our rivers.
Please take a couple of minutes to send a letter about the Wandle through the Our Rivers website here. They only need another 100 or so people to send a letter to reach their target of 1000!