Our proposal to save the Ems

 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