Climate Change

Our progress - Water

lake with sunset

Climate change is affecting the water cycle. As temperatures rise around the world, more water evaporates into the atmosphere. This is changing where rain falls and how much rain falls.

The effects of climate change are not the same everywhere. Some areas may have heavier than expected rain and increased flooding, while others may experience drought. Some places may have both.

It is estimated that there are 200 chalk streams in the world, 10% of which are in Hertfordshire. This means we are custodians of a very rare and valuable natural resource. Unfortunately, these chalk streams, are in critical danger due to climate change, pollution and over abstraction. 

Our progress