The National Trust has published a report entitled Working with Water – from Source to Sea. The Report cites lessons learnt and concludes with the exhortation ‘Based upon our experience, we are calling upon others to make a change too – to move away from treating water as an infinite commodity to be exploited towards treating it with the respect it deserves’. It goes on to argue that, in order to deliver the priorities it has identified, a step change is needed in the way in which we regulate, fund and implement water management in the UK.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-sourcetosea.pdf