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The Link Blog is a space for members, and others, to express their views about the natural environment.

It includes our year plan and Agriculture Bill series, as well as our Blueprint for Water focused blogs.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Emma Adler..

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High temperatures and high demand lead to environment lows for our rivers

Published on: 21 September 2018

So it’s official, Summer 2018 was the hottest ever recorded in England. It was also one of the driest summers in living memory, and our rivers withered in the heat.


We need more than beach cleans to stem the plastic tide

Published on: 20 September 2018

It’s not often that I get the chance to go out and talk to people outside of the NGO, government or industry world about the work we do and their views on the issues we are trying to address, but recently I had a great opportunity.


Why should Labour care about food, farming and the countryside?

Published on: 19 September 2018

Ahead of Link and Sustain's event at the Labour Party Conference, Martin Spray CBE sets out why Labour should care about the future of food, farming and the countryside.


Our global oceans, our global responsibility

Published on: 17 September 2018

Mention the high seas, and the conversation normally turns to swashbuckling histories of pirates and exploration. But right now, we have a historic opportunity to bring the high seas into the 21st century.


Trailblazing initiatives needed to make the waters fine for the environment and customers

Published on: 14 September 2018

Customers tell us they want the best service at a price they can afford, and they also expect us to play our part in protecting our region’s environment.


Why the flow of open and shared data is vital in protecting our waters

Published on: 13 September 2018

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) promotes collaborative working at a river catchment scale to realise a range of environmental, social and economic benefits. Key to the success of these partnerships has been the availability and sharing of ‘open’ data.


No Drifting Back – Joint-working on Water is Key to Build on Environmental Achievements

Published on: 12 September 2018

A legacy of environmental damage caused by over-abstraction from rivers and aquifers is being addressed. Blueprint and the companies will work to support the principles and deliver obligations enshrined in the Water Framework Directive.


Turning water innovation into everyday environmental benefit

Published on: 11 September 2018

Environmental groups and the water industry have something major in common: the desire for a sustainable supply of clean water – and a healthy natural environment can provide this, for both people and wildlife


Collaboration across water planning, policy and practice

Published on: 10 September 2018

By working together and fostering a collaborative relationship, water companies and environmental organisations can help protect and restore our aquatic environment.


Making the future of UK fisheries bycatch-free

Published on: 7 September 2018

If the UK government is to take seriously, as has been promised, the issue of reducing and eliminating bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species this needs to be enshrined in law.