What is World Rivers Day?
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways and it takes place on the last Sunday in September each year.
We rely on rivers for more than you may realise. Rivers around the world provide us with freshwater to drink, wash and to water our crops. They were (and still are) a source of power. We use them as a mode of transport both for industry and for our recreation. On top of these, they are the many more ecological services that rivers and their ecosystems provide us.
Given how much we rely on rivers, it’s clear that we cannot impact our local river systems without ultimately impacting our own health and well-being. With many of our rivers facing an uncertain future, it is all the more important we celebrate them and raise awareness of the key issues they’re up against.
How to celebrate?
Across our area, lots of partners are planning to celebrate World Rivers Day in many different ways. Have a scroll below and see what’s to offer in your local area.
Join the Mole Partnership in Leatherhead on World Rivers Day (24th September, remember?) to celebrate the Mole and discover the secrets of the river.
Lots of activities for families too!
A two-week long celebration of the River Wandle – with over 60 events to choose from and plenty to pick on World Rivers Day itself.
World Rivers Day on the Hogsmill
Join the Hogsmill Partnership on World Rivers Day to celebrate the wonderful Hogsmill river. There will be bird watching, pond dipping, crafts, wildlife talks and much more going on at the Hogsmill Nature Reserve in Berrylands.