Vote for Rivers this General Election

Action for our waterways is vital. Join our #VoteForRivers campaign to send a clear message to all political parties the public care strongly about restoring rivers. Whether we live in rural environments or big cities, clean and healthy rivers are something that we all need.

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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.

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A man testing water quality using sampling kit people planting a wetland

0% good overall health

0%

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

Natural barriers

99%

of British rivers have artificial barriers obstructing migrating fish

Species decline

83%

decline in freshwater species globally since 1970

1% of the earth

1%

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.