United Utilities | Haweswater Cumbria | JJohn Gorst United Utilities
A conversation with
John Gorst, Catchment Biodiversity Officer
John Gorst is the Biodiversity Officer for United Utilities, in the Northwest of England.
United Utilities manages a number of reservoirs and rivers, including Haweswater and Thirlmere Reservoirs, which provide 35% of the drinking water consumed in the northwest of England – close to 3 million people every day.
Water is a brilliant barometer of change, and it’s a fantastic, powerful tool for delivering good landscape management from a biodiversity point of view.
I think hill farming has to produce biodiversity gain, which it can do if it’s done sensibly and sustainably.