Rescue Britain’s Rivers
We are facing a freshwater emergency. Our rivers are on the brink of collapse plagued by a toxic cocktail of sewage, agricultural and chemical pollution. Whilst leaders across the political parties are scoring points off each other, our rivers are dying. Funding for regulators to uphold the law has been slashed, leaving polluters to destroy our waterways for profit.
Sign The Petition
‘Rescue Britain’s Rivers’ Petition
Together we can give our rivers a voice. Our petition urges the Government and all political leaders to rescue Britain’s rivers and freshwaters for nature and people by 2030 by:
- Ending sewage pollution
- Stopping agriculture from polluting our rivers
- Preventing harmful chemicals at source
- Securing water supply for everyone
- Bringing nature back from the brink
- Reforming planning rules and prompting natural solutions
- Protecting river habitats and wildlife
- Monitoring pollution of all rivers
- Inspecting polluters and enforcing the law
- Working together to restore our rivers
The Charter For Rivers
We need all political parties to take this crisis seriously. The Charter for Rivers clearly sets out what needs to be done and we are urging all political parties to adopt the principles in the Charter in their manifestos in the run-up to the next general election.
Supported by over 50 organisations – from The National Trust, WWF and Wildlife Trust, The Soil Association and Nature Friendly Farming Network, to Layers for Nature and The Good Law Project and respected individuals including Deborah Meaden and Feargal Sharkey – we are coming together to give our rivers a voice.
We need the British public to join us. We are aiming to take the collective voice of at least 100,000 people to all political parties, calling for action on rivers now, when we present this petition to all political parties to mark World Rivers Day, 24 September 2023.
Support The Campaign
Together we can give our rivers a voice. The Rescue Our Rivers Petition gives the public backing to the Charter for Rivers. It urges Government and all political leaders to rescue Britain’s rivers and freshwaters for nature and people by 2030 by: