Connecting people with the water environment

We’ve always felt passionately about the environment, and that’s why we made it the focus of our first Committee Meeting in England on 16 February 2021.

At this meeting, we invited a range of speakers to tell us more about the ways in which local communities are connecting with the water around them. In particular, we explored how inland bathing waters are making a comeback, how our delicate chalk streams are being protected, and what water companies are doing to preserve our precious resources for generations to come.

Attendees were able to ask questions to our panel of speakers:

  • Jake Rigg, Director of Communities and Corporate Affairs, Affinity Water
  • Richard Emmott, Director of Corporate Affairs, Yorkshire Water
  • James Copeland, Senior Environment and Land Advisor, National Farmers’ Union
  • Professor Becky Malby, Ilkley Clean River Group

We also provided an update on our review of affordability support schemes, which we’re currently undertaking on behalf of Defra and Welsh Government.