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New interactive map reveals the truth about sewage pollution

New interactive map reveals the truth about sewage pollution

Posted by Emily Cooper

Yesterday, the Guardian revealed that water firms discharged raw sewage into England's rivers 200,000 times in 2019. Michelle Walker, our Head of GIS, described the data as “very alarming”. She said: “When you look at the detail, you see that some of these locations are releasing untreated sewage hundreds of…

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New campaign aims to see bathing water standards introduced to UK rivers

New campaign aims to see bathing water standards introduced to UK rivers

Posted by Emily Cooper

Today, we're launching our brand new campaign, Together for Rivers. Our goal is to see bathing water standards introduced to well-used rivers across the nation. This will help river users to stay safe from pollution when enjoying the water, while also providing huge benefits for plants and wildlife. In order…

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The Rivers Trust and Coca-Cola Foundation launch major new programme of green infrastructure projects

The Rivers Trust and Coca-Cola Foundation launch major new programme of green infrastructure projects

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Rivers Trust and The Coca-Cola Foundation today launch a new three-year programme which will help clean some of Britain’s most polluted rivers, reduce flood risk, and create new wetland habitats in both rural and urban locations across the country. Encompassing six distinct water management, environmental restoration and conservation projects,…

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The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

Posted by Emily Cooper

This National Insect Week, we're celebrating all of the entomological wonders freshwater ecosystems have to offer. Today, we hear from Jenny Pearson—Rivers Trust Ambassador. If you have ever enjoyed watching dragonflies flit across the water, or marvelled at birds swooping to catch mayflies on the banks, please do consider making…

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England Tree Strategy must deliver for climate, nature and people

England Tree Strategy must deliver for climate, nature and people

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Government launched a consultation on the England Tree Strategy (ETS) on Friday 19th June. The strategy will be fundamental in ensuring the planned expansion for trees and woods tackles nature and climate crises together. It is a major opportunity for Ministers to turn their commitment to tree and woodland…

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