Professor Ian Barker is Managing Director, Water Policy International and offers a personal perspective on why our chalk streams are suffering so badly, why ‘the system’ isn’t geared to their quick recovery and what you might do to help. Why is my river in such a poor state? A recurring theme in the webinars hostedContinue reading “Why is my river still dry?”
Renowned Hen Harrier campaigner, ex-RSPB Conservation Director and now Director of Wild Justice Mark Avery recently invited Alistair Gammell to write a guest blog for his website.Alistair worked for RSPB for 40 years and was closely involved in the drafting of the Birds and Habitats Directives and for growing RSPB’s international work. He was RSPB’sContinue reading “How Nature Dies”
The CRAG Chalk Streams Summit took place 16th October 2020, hosted by The Chilterns Society and attended by Defra Minister Rebecca Pow MP. You can watch the full conference below.
Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP for Ludlow, has today published his Private Member’s Bill designed to tackle river pollution from untreated sewage and improve water quality. The Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill places a duty on water companies to ensure that untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers and other inland waters. The Bill will requireContinue reading “Philip Dunne MP launches new Bill to tackle river pollution”
The Chalk Aquifer Alliance were pleased to be able to host an online talk and Q&A with renowned river campaigner and music industry legend Feargal Sharkey. Here’s your chance to watch again, or catch up if you missed it on the evening.
Simon Stebbings, Cooordinator of Chilterns, Herts & Middlesex Riverfly Hub, talks about chalk stream invertebrates and riverfly monitoring. The health of a river is dependent on many factors, three primary ones being water quality, habitat and flow. Riverfly populations reflect the health of our rivers and still waters. They are sensitive indicators of water qualityContinue reading “Simon Stebbings: Chalk stream Invertebrates & Riverfly Monitoring”
Commencing a series of Chalk Aquifer Alliance online events, Josie McSherry of the Leeds University gave an entertaining and informative talk on the complexity of chalk hydrogeology through a live webinar. The talk is now available online via vimeo.
7pm 31st July 2020 Water Needs and BalancesKelvin Allen Kelvin Allen will talk about water needs and balances, explain how water is both measured and managed, set against the increasing pressures across East Anglia for water and how the Water Framework Directive links this together, against the balance of supply and the environment.Kelvin is aContinue reading “A talk on Water Needs and Balances”
This online talk will consider the key characteristics of the Chalk aquifer, and the complexities of trying to characterise catchments and aquifers. Josie McSherry is studying for a PhD at Leeds University, investigating the origin and fate of nitrate contamination in chalk groundwater. To register for this meeting, click here and joining instructions will be sent toContinue reading “A talk on Chalk Hydrogeology”
The Chalk Aquifer Alliance went live with it’s twitter account in late June. You can follow the account here