Bevan calls for fact-based water debate

In his final water-related speech as head of the Environment Agency James Bevan called for a debate about rivers and pollution based on facts, rather than "wild assertions, myths and outright untruths". He said every person has a role to play to improve the water environment but said water companies and farmers as "the main polluters" need to address culture and behaviour change as well as invest in assets and infrastructure.

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