Water draining from horse paddocks can contribute to water pollution. Water from hay net soaking and washing down areas can contain nutrients and sediment which can be harmful to the environment and human health if it enters ditches, streams, groundwater or drains.  For 10 simple ways you can help, take a look at our equine awareness leaflet 

Invasive non-native species harm the environment and our wildlife and the UK has seen a dramatic increase in the number of species arriving in recent years, with little indication of this trend slowing! So please raise awareness and let others know what they can do. Find out more at the GB non-native species secretariat

The Rivers Trust release three new animations to visually explain the basic concept of natural capital and ecosystem services. Take a look here

Join Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and Brighton & Hove City Council at this free event which will bring together food-serving businessess to address the pressing issue of reducing single-use plastics (SUPs). Find more details here

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary survey to gather information about use of the South Marine Plan. You can access the survey here: South Marine Plans Monitoring Survey

The survey closes on Friday 25th January 2019.

From April 2018 all farmers need to meet new rules to protect water quality. See a quick summary here or read the full guidance from Defra.

The Government has launched a new grant scheme to help deliver improvements to the water environment over the next 3 years. The new competitive grant scheme, launched today, is for projects to improve the water environment and delivering on Water Framework Directive objectives. The Water Environment Grant (WEG) is open to applications from a variety of organisations ranging from voluntary organisations and local authorities, through to landowners and businesses.

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From building new reservoirs and water reuse schemes to further reducing leaks and helping customers manage their own water use, South East Water wants to hear your views on how clean, fresh tap water should be kept flowing for future generations. Find out more about South East Water’s plans and comment on them at: www.southeastwater.co.uk/yourwateryoursay

The consultation closes on 21 May 2018.

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Do you fish on the Adur or Ouse? Or have knowlwdge of fisheries? Do you have a few minutes to give us some feedback? We are piloting 'Your Fisheries' - a new initiative which aims to produce a multi-partner perspective on the current status of fish populations in our rivers and inform some actions to improve habitat and fish stocks. Take the survey here. Thank you!

The Brighton Chalk Management Partnership (ChaMP) for Water, which aims to protect and improve the quality of groundwater in the Brighton Chalk block, have just released their latest summary. You can find out more about the ChaMP project on the South Downs National Park website.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.