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
New film about Building with Nature
A new video by the Tweed Forum and their partners is now available outlining the role of the Eddleston Water Project in the international Building with Nature (BwN) project. The Eddleston Water Project has been working with Building with Nature, which is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG…Read more
It’s time to stop flushing wipes to let our rivers run
Nobody wants to walk along their local river and see wet wipes littering its banks or decorating its trees, yet for some local residents in the North West this is an unfortunate reality. Wet wipes flushed down the toilet don’t disintegrate like toilet paper. In heavy rainfall, they can leave…Read more