Storm overflow with wet wipe pollution

We’ve updated our sewage map!

You can now view the 2023 annual summary data for sewage spills in England and Wales. Explore the map and find out exactly where sewage is released into our waterways. 

The river Wye

Wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all.

Healthy rivers are essential to human life, they provide us with drinking water, they water our crops, they are home to important species of wildlife, they provide recreational spaces for our health and wellbeing.

Child looking at nature
A man testing water quality using sampling kit people planting a wetland

0% good overall health


of all rivers in England and Northern Ireland are classed as 'good overall'.

Natural barriers


of British rivers have artificial barriers obstructing migrating fish

Species decline


decline in freshwater species globally since 1970

1% of the earth


of the earth's surface is made up of freshwater ecosystems, yet they provide habitat for 100,000+ species

Take action.

See what you can do to save rivers and help communities thrive.