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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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Leaky Loos - it’s going down the pan!

Published on: 19 November 2019

No one wants to waste water and certainly no one wants to waste money. But that is exactly what is happening as a result of a growing problem we have with leaky loos. Nathan Richardson from Waterwise reveals all:


Target 100, Southern Water’s new approach to managing demand and protecting the environment

Published on: 1 February 2019

Our recently published scorecards awarded 'Blueprint blue stars' to several projects which stood out for innovation or ambition. Southern Water were awarded a 'Blueprint blue star' for their Target 100 demand management initiative. Their guest blog details the crucial role of customer engagement and the importance of water to everyone


Japan just asked the world a big question

Published on: 31 January 2019

Japan just asked the world a big question: ‘Do you still care enough about the whales to defend them?’


Ambition on Natural Capital recognised by Environmental Groups

Published on: 30 January 2019

Our recently published scorecards awarded 'Blueprint blue stars' to several projects which stood out for innovation or ambition. Anglian Water were awarded a 'Blueprint blue star' for their bespoke commitment to Natural Capital. Their guest blog details how this work began and what challenges we face in light of a changing climate.


Making healthy waters become ‘business as usual’

Published on: 29 January 2019

New scorecards, analysing how successful water company plans for the next five years are likely to be in protecting and improving the environment, have been published today by Blueprint for Water.


Eyes to the skies for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch - 26-28 January 2019

Published on: 24 January 2019

This weekend RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is celebrating its 40th year. This encourages everyone to take an hour out of their day to admire wildlife and gives the RSPB a real insight into which species are flying high and which needs some extra attention.


Customers Count... when it comes to environmental investment

Published on: 16 January 2019

Customers have a ?key influence on water company business plans. But what does this mean for environmental investment and promises for prioritising biodiversity and nature?


Suffering salmon: A temperature-gauge for our worryingly low water-flow

Published on: 27 November 2018

What would a third dry winter mean for wildlife and habitats? Worryingly low water flows are of major concern to much wildlife, particularly salmon which rely on flowing rivers to travel to estuaries to spawn.


Wanted: the Orange-spotted emerald - stolen from future generations

Published on: 7 November 2018

Tough standards, protections, and investment resulting from our strong water laws might have saved the striking Orange-spotted emerald dragonfly from extinction in the UK, but these protections for our rivers and streams are now under threat.


Keeping a flash of blue a treasured sight on our riverbanks

Published on: 6 November 2018

Our rivers, lakes and wetlands are vital habitats for many of the UK’s iconic wildlife species such as kingfishers and otters. Yet our efforts over the last 20 years to improve the quality of our aquatic habitats could be compromised.