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Yachts on the River Frome, Wareham

Helping communities to help rivers

The world's rivers have never been under so much stress.

Even in the UK and Ireland, rivers are under huge pressure from water extraction ("abstraction"), climate change, pollution, and other human activities.

The UK Rivers Network brings people together to create a better future for rivers and inland waters in the UK and Ireland.

After a 10-year hiatus, we're currently working on relaunching the UK Rivers Network in an exciting new form.


Photo: The River Frome, Dorset, in summer.

How this website works

It's really easy to get involved in helping your local river. Here are five simple things you can do:


Find your local river group

Join a local river group and take part in river restorations, clean-ups, and hands-on conservation. Tell me more.


Love your river

Find out about festivals, talks, voluntary river clean-ups, and other events. Tell me more.

Enjoy your river with a walk or cycle ride. Tell me more.


Support a campaign

Help people who are campaigning for rivers, lakes, and inland waterways. Tell me more.


Follow the news

We've been bringing you the latest UK river and environment news for well over a decade! Tell me more.


Learn more

Find out more about rivers, fishing, water, and pollution. Tell me more.

What's new?

River Test at Mottisfont, Hampshire, England.

The River Test at Mottisfont, Hampshire in summer.

Here are some new things on our website and elsewhere...

Don't forget these older pages:

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Our news feed will be back soon. In the meantime, you can search for news items yourself on our news page, where you can also find older news stories going all the way back to 1995.

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