Leading the World Water for Peace walk

Holy Island Causeway
Holy Island Causeway

This year’s World Water Laureate will lead the World Water for Peace walk in north Northumberland this weekend.

Rajendra Singh was awarded the laureate for his innovative river restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the lives of those most in need.

He is also chairman of The Flow Partnership, a UK charity project dedicated to using natural techniques for land management to tackle flooding.

The Peace Walk will take place over two days, with the first, Saturday, going from the Lindisfarne Natural Nature Reserve on Holy Island across the causeway to Belford.

The Sunday will feature a site visit to the innovative flood-prevention scheme in Belford, known as leaky ponds, similar to a scheme used in India for resolving droughts.