Water Matters

It is integral to our lives for drinking, health and recreation, as well as critical for the lives of all plants and animals. By working together and managing our water more sensitively, we can ensure a future full of wildlife-rich places that everyone can explore and enjoy.

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Water Matters

We’ve been campaigning to protect our waters for people and wildlife for more than a decade. Here are the documents we’ve published since we began in 2006.

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AIM Consultation Response 2016 01271.8k

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Blueprint for PR14 Assessment 2014 04438.5k

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Blueprint for PR14 2012 092.6M

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Blueprint for Water 2009 the Time to Act 2009 03508.4k

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Blueprint for Water 2010 2010 111.4M

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Blueprint for Water One Year Review 2008 a Year of Opportunity 2007 112.2M

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Blueprint for Water Scorecard 2012 Press Release 2012 11161.4k

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Blueprint for Water Scorecard 2012 2012 111.6M

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Briefing for the Water Bill 2014 03404.6k

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Briefing on the Water Bill Concise Version 2013 1083.9k

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Briefing on the Water Bill Full Version 2013 10153.3k

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Briefing on the Abstraction Reform Consultation 2014 03138k

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Briefings for Defra Water Strategy 2007 07304.9k

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Comments on Defra's Consultation on Strategic Policy Statement and Social and Environmental Guidance to Ofwat 2012 12407.1k

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Dredging up Trouble A Submission to the Government’s Autumn Statement Consultation on the Prioritisation of Investment in Flood Risk Management 2014 10956.9k

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Drought Consultation Response 2015 08292.1k

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Evidence for the ICE State of the Nation Water Report 2012 02375.8k

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Evidence to the EFRA Select Committee Inquiry on the Water White Paper 2012 0152.8k

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FRMP Response 2015 02143.3k

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Floods and Dredging A Reality Check 2014 021M

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Floods and Dredging Report Press Release 2014 02246.8k

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Floods and SuDs Press Release 2015 03407.1k

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Letter to The Guardian 2008 0711.5k

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Letter to The Mail 2007 1015.2k

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Letter to The Times 2007 0811.4k

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Lords Second Reading Briefing Water Bill 2014 01310.2k

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Making Flood Defence Consents Part of the Environmental Permitting Framework 2015 02266.6k

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Methodology for the Blueprint for Water Coalition's Assessent of the Environmental Merits of Water Companies' PR14 Business Plans 2014 04184.9k

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National Infrastructure Assessment Call for Evidence 2017 02379.7k

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Our Vision for a Catchment Approach 2013 06407.1k

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Position Paper on Proposals to Alter the Consenting Regime for Dredging Associated with Main River 2013 07407.1k

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Press Release Dredging up Trouble 2014 10396.7k

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Press Release Environmental Groups Warn of Dredging Triple Whammy 2013 07303.7k

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Press Release Environment Gains from Water Company Investment but Question Marks Remain over Long Term 2009 11105.5k

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Press Release Government "must Try Harder" on Water 2007 11246.2k

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Press Release NGOs Welcome Improved Environmental Resilience in Otherwise Timid Water Bill 2014 01174.1k

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Press Release Ofwat Decision on Water Investment Encouraging for the Environment and Wildlife 2009 07115.8k

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Press Release Water Industry Should Seize Opportunity to Protect Environment and Consumers 2008 07137k

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Press Release Would You Swim in Your Local River? 2009 03169.2k

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Public Opinion Poll Results 2009 03129.1k

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Putting Nature at the Heart of Plans for Farming and for Water Media Release 2015 09400.5k

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Resilience Consultation Response 2015 08388.3k

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Response the Consultation on SuDS 2012 03442.8k

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Response to Defra's Consultation on Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems 2014 10291.7k

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Response to Defra Consultation on the Draft Flood and Water Management Bill 2009 07101.1k

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Response to EAC Soil Health Inquiry 2016 01331.8k

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Response to EAC Chemicals Regulations Inquiry 2017 01232.1k

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Response to EFRA Committee Inquiry into Future Flood Prevention 2016 03371.7k

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Response to Environment Agency Consultation on River Basin Management Plans 2009 06141k

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Response to Ofwat's Forward Programme for 2014-15 2014 02246.8k

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Response to Ofwat Outcomes for PR19 Framework Consultation 2017 01512.2k

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Response to Water Resources Planning Guideline 2016 01330.3k

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Response to Water for Life Livelihoods England's Water Challenges and Choices 2013 09570k

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Response to Changes to Water Abstraction Licensing Exemptions 2016 04352.3k

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Response to Charging for Permits for Flood Risk Activities 2016 02284k

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Response to Diffuse Pollution Consultation 2015 11274k

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Response to Future Water and Sewerage Charges 2010-15 Draft Determinations 2009 1084.3k

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Response to the Environment Agency Proposals to Designate Lower Lee as a Water Protection Zone 2010 03107.6k

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Response to the Fitness Check of EU Water Policy 2012 03391.2k

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Response to the Interim Report of the Walker Review of Charging for Household Water and Sewerage Services 2009 0894k

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Response to the River Basin Management Plans Consultation 2015 04681.8k

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Response to the UKTAG Consultation on Phosphorus and Biological Standards 2013 02552.9k

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Response to the Walker Independent Review of Household Charging for Water and Sewerage Services 2009 01105.1k

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Response to the Consultation on River Basin Planning Guidance Vol 3 2011 05486.7k

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Response to the Consultation on Small Sewage Discharges 2014 06296.6k

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Response to the Consultation on Smart Metering Implementation 2012 10105.3k

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Response to the Consultation on Southern Water's Draft Water Resource Management Plan 2013 08273.4k

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Response to the Consultation on Compensation on the Grounds of Serious Damage 2012 05423.1k

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Response to the Consultation on the Classification of Water Stressed Areas 2012 12222.3k

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Response to the Consultation on the Proposal to Use Environmental Imporvement Usage Charge Funds to Implement Hydromorphological Changes 2013 06540k

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Response to the Supplementary Consultation on Revisions to River Flow and Water Abstraction Standards for Hydropower 2013 04377.5k

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Thames Water's Response to the Blueprint for Water Protecting and Improving the Water Environment 2008 08869.3k

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The Blueprint for Water 2006 111.9M

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The Shocking State of England's Rivers 2015 03282.1k

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Time Running out to Save Our Waters 2015 04287.6k

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Water Matters Parliamentary Briefing 2015 091.2M