Natural Course

Natural Course will build capacity to protect and improve our North West water environment, now and for the future.

78% of our rivers in North West England are not considered healthy and many solutions are found to be too expensive to implement.

Organisations from across North West England are working together to seek cost-effective solutions to improving water quality across urban and rural landscapes, sharing best practice across the UK and Europe.

Natural Course will:

– Test and inform best practice in achieving UK and EU legislation in water quality.

– Use the North West River Basin as a flagship project and share best practice with the UK and Europe.

– Make better use of resources, share ownership of complex issues, reduce barriers and maximise outcomes, through a collaborative approach of organisations from public, private and third sector.

Natural Course is an EU funded LIFE Integrated Project, that will run for 10 years (subject to funding) to improve and protect the water quality of the North West.

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Posted by LIFE on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Where we are working

The North West is home to two major cities and some of the most stunning countryside and water environments in the world. With its diverse urban and rural landscapes, the North West provides the perfect flagship project for testing water quality.