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Sewage spill Hogsmill Sewage works Green Lane Recreation ground

Thames Water blitz prep

It's a few days before the big Thames WaterBlitz and I'm really excited to see the results for my catchment! I have wanted to survey my local rivers for a long time as, I know further water quality improvements could be made, either from less public litter pollution or nutrient pollution from land run off or storm drain overflows.

FreshWater Watch meets Riverfly Monitoring: Fisherman investigates murky waters in Oxfordshire, UK

In early 2016, one of our current citizen scientists, John Pratt, sought advice from the UK’s national Environment Agency to explain why his local River Evenlode had turned increasingly murky in the summer months over the 27-year period that he had been fishing there. John decided to do something about what he saw, and has written about his experiences.

1,200 FreshWater Watch samples in 2019 - and more to come!

2019 has been a busy year for FreshWater Watch so far, with over 1,200 samples collected from 32 catchments in 15 different countries. FreshWater Watch scientists and research partners from across the world have published seven new research papers, all of which have taught us something new about the fresh water environment and the ways we as humans interact with it.

FreshWater Watch at the Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS)

Last week, Earthwatch’s Freshwater Research Manager Isabel Bishop nipped to Zagreb, Croatia to hobnob with Europe’s finest freshwater scientists and to give a presentation at SEFS. This large scientific conference brought together over 800 freshwater researchers from Europe and around the world to share knowledge, exchange ideas and experiences, and have a good time.

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