According to the WWF: due to rising temperatures from global warming, heatwaves in the UK are becoming more frequent. As a result, we are experiencing more drought which contributes to water shortages.
As well as helping to supply the water we use, our lakes, rivers and wetlands provide homes for thousands of precious species – and just like us, they all need water to survive.
Here in the UK 70% of our water supply comes from surface water, which means that the water we use in our daily lives takes directly from freshwater sources in nature.
Governments and water companies can make the biggest difference to the way that our freshwater is used, but reducing your household water footprint is a great way to make an impact as an individual. Take a look at our top ten tips to save water and start making a difference.