What makes a healthy river?

The sorry state of UK rivers is now widely known. Thanks to an unsavoury combination of pollution, nature degradation, and physical modification, rivers are not only failing ecological and chemical health standards on a national scale, but they are not resilient to the threats presented by climate change.

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of all these problems, but The Rivers Trust and UK Youth for Nature firmly believe that nature itself holds the key to fixing them.

In this webinar, we will explore what makes a healthy, natural river. With speakers from Knepp Estate and the National Trust, youth voices and experts in the field, we’ll discover what benefits nature-based solutions can have for communities, climate and our eco-systems and what we can do about it as individuals through real-world examples.

Our rivers are in crisis, but together we can encourage changes to how we use our land, campaign for robust targets and regulatory change, and be the voices that our rivers need to be healthy once more. Join us on the evening of Thursday 21st September to learn the what's, why’s and how’s of healthy rivers.

UK Youth for Nature is the UK’s leading youth network calling on the government to take action on nature loss. We are a team of young people between the ages of 16 and 25, working together to run exciting, creative campaigns that both connect people to nature and advocate for government to do more. This year we kicked off our Not So Freshwater campaign, looking at the roll that agricultural chemicals play in the decline of ecosystem health in UK rivers. To find out more about them, click here. 

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  • Organisation: The Rivers Trust
  • Date: 21 September 2023
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Online
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