Afonydd Cymru was formed in 2008 as an umbrella organisation to represent member river trusts across Wales with Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Government. On the 30th January 2012 we received charitable status (no. 1145675).
We also champion Wales’s thirty-three rivers, its many lakes and smaller watercourses. Their environment, fish and fisheries and the wide range of diverse species depend on clean water and unspoilt habitats.
Our objective is to:
- Restore all Welsh rivers to good ecological status.
- Build an expanded and more effective river trust movement in Wales with a long-term, sustainable funding base.
- Eliminate the current high levels of water pollution.
- Influence relevant legislation, policy and practice to ensure it protects and enhances Wales’s freshwater environment.
- Gain greater public awareness of rivers and the work of the Rivers Trust movement.
Our new Business Strategy outlines how we will do this.
Our charitable objects are:
- To advance the education of the public in the management of water and environmental protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement.
- To advance the education of the public in the understanding of rivers, their basins, fauna and flora.
- To protect, conserve, rehabilitate and improve the rivers, streams, watercourses and river basins, including adjacent coastal waters and water impoundments, of Wales or any part or parts thereof for the public benefit.