Only 200 chalk streams are known globally, 85% of which are found in the UK in southern and eastern England. The Environment Agency is taking action to protect chalk streams by reducing the amount of water abstracted.
Paul Hickey is Deputy Director - Water Quality at the Environment Agency
Today's blog looks at the current water situation in England
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