New River Thames ‘source to sea’ pollution data finds majority of litter found is single-use
New River Thames ‘source to sea’ pollution data finds majority of litter found is single-use More than 60% of litter would disappear from Thames basin if we moved away from single-use items say Thames21 and the Marine Conservation Society A series of river cleans along the Thames and its tributaries…Read more
Rivers Trust’s Spring Conference 2019- Draft agenda now available
This year, The Rivers Trust’s Spring Conference, hosted by South East Rivers Trust, will focus on delivering a Natural Capital approach to adapt our ecosystems to climate change. Our natural capital – the stock of natural assets that we rely on – is under threat from climate change. It is key to…Read more
New toolkit launched to help citizens deliver outfall safaris and tackle pollution in rivers
One of the major threats to the water quality of our urban rivers is misconnected pipes. These pipes send pollution directly into the river via a surface water drainage system and compromise the biodiversity of our waterways. Outfall Safaris were first developed by the Zoologial Society of London (ZSL) in…Read more
The Rivers Trust joins Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean 2019 for a second year, to save rivers from plastic pollution.
For the second year running, Rivers Trusts will be mobilising their army of #LitterHeroes to reduce the impact of litter on the habitats and wildlife of our rivers and seas. It is estimated that a shocking 80% of marine litter is said to come from land, and rivers are a…Read more
How healthy are our rivers?
Only 14% of rivers in England are considered to be at Good Ecological Status within the Water Framework Directive. With so few reaching a good status, how much do you know about the industries that are having the most impact on your local river? Our dedicated data and evidence team have…Read more