Tag: water-quality

Sewage update: 2020 spill data added to our map

Sewage update: 2020 spill data added to our map

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

Today we've published our updated map showing where raw sewage overflowed into rivers in England and Wales in 2020. Last week the Environment Agency reported that untreated sewage was discharged 403,171 times, for over 3 million hours, across England in 2020. Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) has shared its 2020 data…

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The Rivers Trust calls for MPs to vote to end sewage pollution

The Rivers Trust calls for MPs to vote to end sewage pollution

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

Today, in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage and the #EndSewagePollution Coalition, we are asking our politicians to stand up for rivers and bring an end to sewage pollution – and we want you to join us. The #EndSewagePollution Coalition is comprised of a number of environmental NGOs from across the…

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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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Contribute to our #TogetherForRivers campaign – take the survey now!

Contribute to our #TogetherForRivers campaign – take the survey now!

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

Take our Recreational River Use Survey now and help to make rivers safer for all. This survey is part of our Together For Rivers campaign, which aims to introduce designated bathing water status in UK rivers. There are currently no bathing water standards in UK rivers, meaning that popular recreational…

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New initiative to drive citizen science forward

New initiative to drive citizen science forward

Posted by Jayne Mann

We're so excited to launch the new Catchment Monitoring Cooperative Consultation Hub which we hope will create a radical step-change in the contribution of citizen science and community monitoring.  Set up as a cooperative by name and nature, we want the hub to ignite citizen science and empower local communities…

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