As part of the Reconciling Conservation & Recreation series of films, this video has been produced to help people enjoy the inland waters of Wales in a responsible and sustainable way. Freshwater is an essential resource used in almost every part of our lives. There is a great deal of pressure on the rivers and lakes of Wales from climate change, water regulation, agriculture, industry and invasive species. With the growing recreational activity on these waterways it's important that all of us; anglers, paddlers and wild swimmers play our part in minimising our impacts. If this use is to be sustainable then we all need to act responsibly and be aware of the sensitivity of the environment in which our activity is taking place.