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Our Rivers are Wonderful – Don’t give up on them

Our Rivers are Wonderful – Don’t give up on them

Posted by Emily Cooper

After appalling news on the state of UK’s rivers last week, Mark Lloyd lifts our spirits ahead of World Rivers Day (Sunday 27th) and shares Seven Wonders that give us hope for the future.  But, he warns that we need much more ambition if we’re going to spear head the green recovery we urgently need if we are to return more resilient…

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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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