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The Better Thames Network website is now live

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Better Thames Network is a NERC funded project, administered by the University of Westminster, devised to support the Environment Agency and local stakeholders implement the Water Framework Directive targets for water quality in the Thames River Basin District. Its primary objective is to develop and support an interconnected community of scientists and stakeholders who can make a scientific contribution to, or have a role in, implementation of the Thames River Basin Management Plan.

Most-improved rivers revealed by Environment Agency

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Environment Agency has released a list of the 10 most improved rivers – the waterways that have shrugged off their industrial past to become havens for wildlife and people. The transformation of these rivers has been achieved thanks to thousands of habitat improvement projects, tighter regulation of polluting industries and work with farmers, businesses and water companies to reduce pollution and improve water quality.

River restoration identified as key in investigation into flood risk in London

Friday, July 22, 2011

The London Assembly Environment Committee has today published a report of its investigation into flood risk in London. The report, For a Rainy Day, outlines the scale and nature of the flood risk facing London in the event of severe rainfall, and it calls on the Mayor to lead further action on communicating flood risk and reducing risk through sustainable drainage, river restoration and other actions.

Natural Environment White Paper published

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Natural Environment White Paper (NEWP) sets out the Government’s vision for the future of the natural environment throughout England, placing both the economic and intrinsic value of nature at its heart. The Government’s belief in the need to protect the environment for future generations, make the economy more environmentally sustainable, and improve quality of life and well-being was set out in the Coalition Agreement.

The River Thames wins the International Riverprize

Monday, October 25, 2010

The River Thames was selected as the winner of the prestigious International Theiss River Prize, which celebrates outstanding achievement in river management and restoration. Since April 2005, 393 habitat enhancement projects have been completed and nearly 70 km of river has been restored or enhanced. Congratulations to everyone involved. For the London Rivers Action Plan go to http://www.therrc.co.uk/lrap.php

Announcement: LRAP scoops prestigious RTPI planning award

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The London Rivers Action Plan (LRAP) hosted by the RRC, has been awarded the Climate Change award winner at the recent Royal Town Planner Institute planning awards ceremony in London. The initiative was commended building on the success of existing Thames river basin management plans and green infrastructural initiatives. Special thanks go to the Project partners, Rob & Rhoda Burns of Drawing Attention and Roger Dawkins of Decent Group for their involvement.

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