29 Sep '13, 5pm

to show your support for the amazing river networks that need our help #WorldRiverDay

Our rivers and streams are special places. They not only support our lifestyles, supplying the majority of our fresh water, they also support a thriving biodiversity of plants and wildlife. But our rivers are in danger. Only 26% of them are healthy enough to support a vibrant ecosystem, and they’re increasingly under pressure from our growing human population, spiralling increases in water use and the effects of climate change. In the UK, as part of our partnership with HSBC, we're working with government, communities and other partners to ensure UK rivers and their water supplies can cope. Here are our main UK-based water projects right now... Rivers on the Edge Rivers on the Edge focuses on the unique chalk streams found only here in England and in some parts of Northern France. These special rivers are on the edge of survival. They supply millions of people around the c...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safeguarding_the_natural...

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