Protecting our precious groundwater
We are protecting the precious water held beneath our feet. From towns to downs we all rely on it. Now, next year, in the next decade and in the next century, we’ll always need it. The Aquifer Partnership (TAP) is safeguarding the water we’ll need for years to come.
Provide practical advice
From policy makers to the public, we share our knowledge and expertise to promote the best ways to protect our precious groundwater. On the downs we work with farmers, stables and golf courses to encourage the best land management for our water. In the towns we work with others to demonstrate the best solutions to protect groundwater.
We raise awareness of our aquifer, its importance for our everyday life and how we can all work together to protect it.
Science and research
We work with others to undertake robust research to inform what we do, and learn from research and best practice in countries around the world.
We each use about 136l of groundwater each day. Find out how we can take care of groundwater at home and when we’re out and about.
Rural business and farmers
Find out how farm management affects the aquifer. Discover techniques to farm with water in mind, and how to get help to achieve a groundwater friendly farm.
Planners and developers
Information on demonstrating best practice in sustainable water management. Browse resources on groundwater protection and explore opportunities for skills development and knowledge transfer.
Specialists and researchers
Examine our current research opportunities, access reports and papers on the Brighton chalk block and groundwater protection.
Schools and education
Schools and youth groups are joining us to manage water better for the future, bringing students on a journey of discovery along the way.
Meet the team
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Soakways in brighton potentially polluting the
aquifer with road run-off
Boreholes have recorded nitrate levels above drinking water standards
‘No water, no life. No blue, no green’ – Sylvia Earle