Environment Agency Wales has announced that 21 community projects will share a £420,000 investment aimed at improving the quality of Welsh rivers, lakes and waterways and creating a more vibrant and healthy environment for people and wildlife.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has announced today that it will match the investment being made and is inviting proposals for projects that will deliver further improvements to the environment.
Both investments will help implement the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD), which encourages bodies to work together for the benefit of waterways and its wildlife through:
- supporting ‘on the ground’ and ‘in the water’ projects that improve the ecology of the water environment.
- targeting water bodies or protected areas that are failing to reach objectives under the WFD. Projects can target groundwaters, groundwater dependent wetlands, rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal areas throughout Wales.
We are inviting applicants to work with us to develop proposals which we believe deliver positive outcomes under the WFD and thereby, the best value to the people and environment of Wales.
Applicants must describe how their proposal relates to Dŵr Cymru operations or assets. This may be directly related to reducing the impacts and or effects of the operation of assets or discharges, or involve ‘upstream’ or other work that could reduce the burden or risk of improvements being required at Dŵr Cymru assets.
Any non-profit organisation can express an interest to act as a delivery partner. Organisations are encouraged to submit joint proposals when combining their interests and capabilities will improve environmental outcomes.
For further information about Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s investment email email@example.com
Dŵr Cymru will work with Environment Agency Wales on the projects that qualify for its investment.