Dry River Ems, 10.9.20

Friends of the Ems is fighting to save our river.

Here's our initial proposal for action, sent to the Environment Agency and Portsmouth Water.

  • Up to 2025 - Portsmouth Water to reduce or stop abstraction when groundwater levels fall below an agreed point.
  • From 2025 - Portsmouth Water to significantly reduce or stop abstraction, permanently, to try to achieve a natural flow in the river.


Read the full proposal here:

Ems rescue proposal


Background document:

Nigel Holmes report