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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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The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

Posted by Emily Cooper

This National Insect Week, we're celebrating all of the entomological wonders freshwater ecosystems have to offer. Today, we hear from Jenny Pearson—Rivers Trust Ambassador. If you have ever enjoyed watching dragonflies flit across the water, or marvelled at birds swooping to catch mayflies on the banks, please do consider making…

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England Tree Strategy must deliver for climate, nature and people

England Tree Strategy must deliver for climate, nature and people

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Government launched a consultation on the England Tree Strategy (ETS) on Friday 19th June. The strategy will be fundamental in ensuring the planned expansion for trees and woods tackles nature and climate crises together. It is a major opportunity for Ministers to turn their commitment to tree and woodland…

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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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World Environment Day: RT Ambassador George

World Environment Day: RT Ambassador George

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Environment Day, we're celebrating the role rivers play in the functioning of our wider environment. Today, we hear from George Cook—Rivers Trust Ambassador. If you have ever found joy or peace on the banks of a river, please do consider making a donation. With your help, we can…

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