Government departments, delivery bodies and regulatory organisations

British Waterways – navigation authority for canals and some rivers

DEFRA – Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs

DECC – Department for Energy and Climate Change

Drinking Water Inspectorate – Responsible for drinking water quality

Environment Agency – Responsible for main river flooding and water quality environmental regulation

Forestry Commission

Health Protection Agency

Health & Safety Executive

Natural England – Responsible for England’s natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils

OFWAT – Water Services Regulation Authority responsible for economic regulation of UK privatised water services

Water companies – (Bournemouth and West Hampshire) – (Northern Ireland) (Northumbrian Water) – (Essex and Suffolk) – (Sutton and East Surrey) – (formerly Tendring Hundred Water) – (formerly Folkstone and Dover Water) – (formerly Three Valleys Water)


Stroud and Gloucestershire Councils

Gloucestershire County Council environment pages

Gloucester City Council environment pages

Stroud District Council environment pages

Stroud Town Council

Cainscross Parish Council

Chalford Parish Council

Painswick Parish Counci

Randwick Parish Council

Standish Parish Council

Stonehouse Town Council

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish Council


Water Action Groups and environmental organisations

Stroud and Gloucestershire

BARFF (Bridgend Residents Against River Frome Flooding)

Gloucestershire Rural Community Council

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Painswick Stream Action Group

Ruscombe Brook Action Group

Ruscombe Green Blog

Ryeford Flooding Group

Severn Wye Energy Agency

Slad Brook Action Group

Stroud Valleys Project

Transition Town Stroud



Further afield

Anglers Conservation Association

Bio-dynamics UK

Bourne Stream Partnership

Clean Water Action


Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

The Mersey Basin Campaign

Rivers Unlimited

River Network

River and Lake Swimming Association

Surfers Against Sewage

Transition Towns

West Wales Eco-Centre

WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust)

Water experts

Small-scale hydropower

Pico Hydro

Water Power Engineering

Effective Micro-Organisms

Effective Micro-Organisms UK

EM Research Organisation

Natural Water Engineering Consultants



JPR Environmental

Robert Bray Associates

Katherine Colby

Simon Richards Associates

WWT Consulting


More useful links

Agenda 21 – United Nations

Ramsar (International Convention on Wetlands)

UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP)