Wessex  Rivers  Trust

Healthy Rivers for Wildlife and People

Latest News


New River Education Sessions 

09 June 2022
Saving water to protect our precious environment will be the central message of a new, funded, education session available to primary schools in the Southern Water supply area from September onwards.


Farmer Groups in Wessex

15 July 2022
From flower rich meadows dotted with the odd sheep or cattle alongside our chalk streams to the open expanse of wheat and barley fields swaying in the breeze upon the chalky down land, Wessex is a heavily farmed landscape...


Summer Drought

09 August 2022
Rivers and their wildlife are currently highly stressed because of low flows caused by low rainfall, high demand and over-reliance on chalk aquifer abstraction. Add high temperatures and many species will be struggling...


We restore habitats to increase biodiversity and enhance resilience


We help address wider water quality issues facing our catchments.

Education & Engagement

We engage with schools and communities to raise public awareness of chalk streams.

Research &

We use science to make sound environmental decisions.

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