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  • The River Thames, with flood defences along the bank

The real risks of flooding, wherever you live

I received an email this week telling me that my house is no longer ‘at risk of flooding’, and breathed a sigh of relief.  It was just before Christmas that the UK Environment Agency raised the risk, so I had diligently put all my possessions onto tables, and prepared for the worst.

SAVE water SAVE lives

What a program, what a team, I really envy all of you for this cool job. We all learned a lot about fresh water and its importance, not as usual consumers, but as excperts.

Wishh you all the best and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Plastic doesn't sink...

Fun and games today trying to collect sample from bridge over River Crouch.  Too far down (3 metres) to reach water with standard collecting device (i.e. milk carton on stick), so lowered carton down on a piece of string. Great result - plastic carton simply floated away!

MiddleEast Citizen Science Leaders

Hi,

I just came back from HSBC Water Program in Wadi Wurayah National Park, Fujeirah, UAE yesterday and I am just amazed from the amount of information I have learned!

London Citizen Science Leaders!

As some of you London-based CSLs may know, on Wednesday 18th December, my colleagues Sara, Phil and I ventured up to Canary Wharf to hold an event following the end of the first year of Citizen Science Leader (CSL) training. The idea was to get this year’s CSLs together so they could meet and discuss their experiences of the Water Programme so far.

 

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