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New EA water quality statistics show failure at a national scale

New EA water quality statistics show failure at a national scale

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

Alarming new data has revealed that none of England’s rivers are in good overall health. The latest Water Framework Directive Classification Status data, published by the Environment Agency, shows the state of the country’s rivers throughout 2019 based on ecological and chemical factors. The percentage of rivers with good ecological…

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Rambling about Rivers Ep 8: ‘Why wetlands?’

Rambling about Rivers Ep 8: ‘Why wetlands?’

Posted by Emily Cooper

Our local Trusts play a huge role in the creation and improvement of wetlands. Last year, Thames21 played a part in developing a number of urban wetlands in and around London. They're not stopping there, though, and have plans to create even more wetlands around the capital. So why the…

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Why we love wetlands

Why we love wetlands

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we want to give these fantastic ecosystems the attention they deserve. By the year 2000, >85% of the wetlands present in 1700 had been lost. In percentage terms, wetland loss is currently occurring three times faster than forest loss. Thankfully, societal awareness of the value of…

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World Water Week: think ‘river’ when you turn on the tap

World Water Week: think ‘river’ when you turn on the tap

Posted by Emily Cooper

Do you know where your water comes from? Roughly two thirds of the water we use in our homes is obtained from lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The rest is obtained from underground sources known as aquifers. It's all linked to rivers, though; many reservoirs are river-fed, and many aquifers feed…

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New directors bring depth and diversity to The Rivers Trust

New directors bring depth and diversity to The Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed two new directors in the last month, bringing more depth and diversity to our senior management team. This is another step forward for the Rivers Trust movement, aligned to supporting the Green Recovery and urgent implementation in the decade of Climate…

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