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'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

With the cruise ships gone and the souvenir stalls closed, the coronavirus lockdown has transformed La Serenissima’s waterways

Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a clear view of the sandy bed, but shoals of tiny fish, scuttling crabs and multicoloured plant-life.

A Water Smart Society for a post Covid-19 Recovery Plan

Friday, April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 is a wake-up call which stresses on how the European Union and its Member States are not well prepared for cross-boundary and cross-sectoral crises. Water has been identified as a key structural risk for our society for 9 years now with one of the 5 strongest severity of impact as a potential source and multiplier of disasters for our economy, people and our environment. Particularly, this crisis clearly points out the importance of the water-health nexus. 

Source: Water Europe

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

Thursday, March 26, 2020

At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Well, why not get on the computer and help with a giant weather digitisation effort?

The UK has rainfall records dating back 200 years or so, but the vast majority of these are in handwritten form and can't easily be used to analyse past periods of flooding and drought.

The Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer all the data into online spreadsheets.

Our rivers can help us now

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We hope you're all well and keeping your spirits up out there; the coronavirus outbreak is creating a lot of anxiety and disruption. We want to let you know how we're responding to this challenging time and we hope this update will inspire you with ways you can remain connected to your rivers and wildlife, while staying safe.

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