29 May 2018 – Over 60 organisations including businesses such as M&S, Nestlé, Coca Cola and Asda as well as number of water companies including Anglian Water, Thames Water and Yorkshire Water, have agreed to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management.
The declaration, created by a cross sector of companies with support of CISL, The Rivers Trust and Business in the Community was launched at a Water Summit attended by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who presented a speech at the event.
The initiative, recognises the importance of collaboration across the public-private boundary and supports the delivery of government’s 25 year Environment Plan which calls for a step change in how water catchment areas are managed. It demonstrates the widespread public and private sector support for solutions that can protect drinking water quality, reduce flood risk, and support the health of UK rivers.
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