Former Team GB Olympic swimmer Mark Foster is encouraging us to change our water behaviors at home, taking on a wild swim to demonstrate the volume of water that could be saved if we changed our water habits
The UK could face water shortages in as little as 25 years unless action is taken through a combination of climate change and growing demand for water because of population growth putting our freshwater resources are under increasing pressure. If everyone in the UK reduced their water use by only a quarter (approximately 33 liters a day), in one year there would be enough water to fill 30,000 more lakes of the same size.
As conservation charity WWF and Finish team up to replenish 500 million liters of fresh water in our most water-stressed regions. Robin Elliott has been talking to Mark Foster about the wild swimming challenge as well as the small changes we can all make that will make a big difference to the UK’s freshwater. Mark also gives us his thoughts on Team GB’s best medal hopes in the pool at Tokyo 2020.