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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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River Don Revival

River Don Revival

Posted by Emily Cooper

Few projects better demonstrate the power of an integrated, collaborative approach than the River Don Revival project. The River Don is a tributary of the River Tyne. It provides a huge number of ecosystem services—ranging from biodiversity and recreational opportunities to surface water drainage. The catchment also provides a home…

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The Dovenby Floods: Natural Flood Management

The Dovenby Floods: Natural Flood Management

Posted by Emily Cooper

Last year, community action—combined with expertise from the Rivers Trust movement—helped to transform an entire village. Dovenby is a small settlement, nestled between Cockermouth and Maryport in West Cumbria. The area floods on a regular basis; during storm Desmond, four houses flooded, as well as—devastatingly—the local pub! The only access…

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