Prince Charles popped down the road from Highgrove to speak at a Water Summit, which helped launch a Catchment Management Declaration. 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 Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership (CISL), The Rivers Trust and Business in the Community.

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.

Read the CISL story, including a link to the Prince’s speech, here.

Download the Catchment Management Declaration here.

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