Itchen Inquiry leads to protection of Hampshire chalk streams from over-abstraction

Representing WWF, and Salmon & Trout Conservation, Guy Linley-Adams took part in the formal inquiry in 2018 into the various abstraction licences to be issued on the Itchen and Test Rivers.  The inquiry closed with agreement between the parties largely along the lines proposed by the Environment Agency and supported by WWF and Salmon & Trout Conservation.

Southern Water will now have to abide by the drought order and drought permit systems laid down in law should they seek to increase abstraction from either river during times of drought.