The water quality in nearly half of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, and waterways is in “unsatisfactory” condition, with farming run-off in the south the culprit for much of the “alarming” deterioration. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned the further decline in water quality means Ireland is currently off course to meet the EU and national […]

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The UK’s first-ever Autumn Water Watch has been launched to help assess the health and quality of the nation’s freshwater environments. Running from Friday 14 October until Sunday 16 October, the Autumn Water Watch calls on people up and down the UK to spend just 15 minutes observing their local waters in the form of a […]

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Thames21 launches new Five Year Plan with call for more collaborative action to get rivers ‘climate-ready’ for impacts of floods and droughts.     The environmental charity has announced plans to ramp up its efforts to work with communities and river stakeholders to help develop nature-based solutions to be better prepared to tackle the growing impacts […]

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The Environment Agency (EA) has been accused of allowing water firms to pollute England’s rivers, the BBC has reported. Whistleblowers said it ignored its duties and failed to stop firms pouring raw sewage into the country’s rivers. The claims feature in the film “SEVERN: the poisoning of Britain’s Amazon”.     However, the EA said […]

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