Rowing is a sport that requires clean water and clean air. Rowers are mindful of protecting the environment on which they must rely to carry on their sport. The intention of the FISA Environmental Sustainability Policy and Guidelines is to record FISA’s commitment to rowing practices, which continue that association and encourage a culture of responsibility for protecting nature and therefore the sustainability of the sport. The document highlights important issues and appropriate ways of dealing with them in accordance with sustainable environmental practice. First developed in 1997, these guidelines have been continually evaluated and revised. They were reviewed and updated in 2012 to recognise the strategic alliance for ‘Clean Water’ between FISA and WWF.
What can you do to help? Take a look at these guidelines for on the water and at the boathouse.