What does the future of water look like? Do we need a single organisation managing our water catchments and do we need more resources to regulate the quality and quantity of our water? Join the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, John Curtin and CIWEM’s Director of Policy, Alastair Chisholm as we explore these topics – and find out what John’s biggest environmental concern is.
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30th June 2023
Conservationists have warned of "devastating" conditions for wildlife after a river in England's wettest area dried up for the third year in a row.
The River Derwent in the Lake District's Borrowdale Valley has seen water levels drop drastically after weeks of hot weather.
Experts said fish and insects would be badly affected with a "knock-on effect" for other species.
Floodplains on a river running through a farmed estate are to be restored to create new freshwater and wetland habitats for wildlife.
A mosaic of ponds and wetlands are being created along the River Cole on the Coleshill estate which borders Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
The new ponds and pools will be about 1.4 hectares in size.
A recently completed restoration project in Yorkshire will improve habitat and bring a boost to water quality in Calderdale’s rivers.
Freshwater mussels at risk of extinction have started reproducing for the first time in 13 years.
Turkey Brook has been transformed following a restoration that did one vital thing similar projects often overlook – it reconnected the waterway with its hyporheic zone
As two great white egrets land at the meandering Turkey Brook in north London, it’s hard to believe this thriving river was once mistaken for a ditch.
Beavers are a really important tool in river restoration, and they’re free as well,’ says Dr Alan Law, a freshwater environments expert
A cheap solution to tackle the scourge of Britain’s polluted and degraded rivers? It sounds too good to be true.
Few visitors know that London has 640km of waterways and there's a serious movement taking place to restore these "blue corridors" to their former glory.
Though most visitors to London think only of the River Thames, the city is a myriad of waterways. Old maps show a skein of rivers and brooks that provided "blue corridors" traversing the city for centuries, providing both sources of food and recreation. But as London boomed, these waterways faded from consciousness – encased by walls, turned into polluted backwaters or simply covered over to run unseen beneath busy streets.