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Climate change: lakes and rivers will become drier, increasingly infectious and toxic


By dragging our feet on climate action, we increasingly condemn our beloved lakes and rivers to a future of salmonella contamination, algal blooms, species extinctions and drying out.

Our Freshwater 2020, produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics, is a stark reminder that the already-threatened health of our waterways rests on our ability to urgently shift away from fossil fuels. Read more.