No it doesnt! how can anyone own what falls from the sky as rain. Just because it happens to run down one particular watercourse does not give ownership of the water. It will eventually reach the sea and work its way back into the sky and fall as rain somewhere else how can it be owned by anyone. The Environment Agency are there to protect it and have a duty of care whilst it is in a the area of there jurisdiction they do not and will never own it.wetnobby wrote: The water itself belongs to the Environment Agency and no one else...!!
The only water that is owned is the stuff you buy in a bottle from a shop. Take a bottle of water with you to the river and pour it in. Hop in your kayak and paddle on your bit of water whilst it makes its way downstream.