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Unblocktober

Unblocktober

Posted by Emily Cooper

At The Rivers Trust, we're supporting Unblocktober: a month-long national campaign to improve the health of our drains, sewers, rivers and seas. Whatever you flush down the toilet or pour down the sink can have a direct impact on the health of our rivers. During periods of high rain, combined…

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World Rivers Day: Rivers Fit To Swim In

World Rivers Day: Rivers Fit To Swim In

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Rivers Day, we have one wish: Rivers Fit To Swim In. We want all of our rivers to be clean enough that you wouldn't have a second thought about taking the plunge. When rivers are clean, other great things follow; wildlife can grow in abundance and diversity, plants…

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Mark Lloyd: “We must fix our rivers before it’s too late”

Mark Lloyd: “We must fix our rivers before it’s too late”

Posted by Emily Cooper

Ahead of World Rivers Day on 21 September, Mark Lloyd, the new CEO at the Rivers Trust, explains why we need a Riverlution to fix our broken rivers. Over the last (almost!) 50 years, I’ve watched our rivers decline. Aside from obvious success stories – mostly in urban areas –…

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Secondment with United Utilities: Dan Turner

Secondment with United Utilities: Dan Turner

Posted by Emily Cooper

For the second time today, the alarm goes off, red lights flashing, I have tailgated again, skipping the automated barrier. I am struggling to adjust. For the last 8 years of my life, I haven’t needed an Internal ID badge to open a security door, just a good pair of…

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Major funding boost for  River Aire regeneration project

Major funding boost for River Aire regeneration project

Posted by Jayne Mann

A project to revitalise one of Yorkshire's longest river has been given a further boost after The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced today it had awarded a £714,000 grant to the Environment Agency to return salmon to the River Aire. The funding completes a package of £2.3 million that will…

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