What the RSPB does for water and wetlands
Managing water is a priority due to the wildlife rivers and wetlands host. Wildlife is threatened by abstraction, development, pollution, drainage and climate change.
In this section
Our work for water and wetland birds
We help wetland birds by making sure they have the right conditions of water available to them.
How wetlands have changed
We have a team working on water management across the UK dedicated to securing a better future for water and wetlands.
The condition of our rivers and wetlands
There have been improvements in the quality of many habitats recently, but the situation for wildlife remains serious.
Water and wetlands in England
After decades of wetland habitat and species decline, the 21st century is seeing the start of a wetland revival.
Water and wetlands in Northern Ireland
Both people and wildlife rely on wetlands in NI. We're helping get the balance right for farmers and the natural world.
Water and wetlands in Wales
There have been catastrophic declines in wetland birds in Wales. We're working to reverse the loss of wetland habitats.
Water and wetlands in Scotland
Water is a huge part of Scotland's landscape. We're using conservation to help protect and restore freshwater habitats.