South East Rivers Trust

    Himalayan balsam is an invasive non-native plant that is found along many rivers and waterways in the UK. It was introduced in the 19th century before spreading rapidly into the wild and is now the dominant species along Read more…


The last week of June was London Rivers Week; a celebration of the capital’s 600 km of wonderful waterways.   This year’s focus was “Valuing Water” – highlighting the essential benefits that rivers provide us with, the pressures they face Read more…


While we’re all suffering in the current heatwave, please spare a thought for the fish!   While we may be jealous of those spending all their time laying around in water 24-7, the fish can be affected at this time Read more…


  As part of London Rivers Week, and to close our education project funded by the Greggs Foundation, we held a Graduation Day in Wandle Park (Croydon) for 300 school children.   Three local schools (Howard Primary School, Kingsley Primary Read more…


  There are so many good reasons to install a water butt…   As the Education and Community Outreach Officer on the SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, I am often singing the praises of water butts. A water butt is Read more…


You can vote to fund our education programme, Project Kingfisher, in Tesco stores along the Hogsmill now.   Do you live in Kingston? Or perhaps the Epsom/Ewell area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco Read more…


Getting hot in this heatwave?   With this sunny, hot weather, we all want to find a way to cool down, quickly. One tempting way of doing this is to use more water than usual. Perhaps for an outdoor paddling Read more…


Pets attract parasites and protecting our pets from parasites is part of the deal we make when we become responsible for them. There’s a wide range of products to choose from, designed to fit with your lifestyle and preferences.   Read more…


This is the fifth of a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


This is the fourth in a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


The Teacher Diaries is a new blog series written by our Education Officer, Verity Thomson. Read our series to find out all about our efforts to get kids outside and engaged with their local river. The project is kindly supported by the Read more…


This is the third in a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


This is the second in a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


This is the first of a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Read more…


Water companies across the UK are consulting on their Water Resource Management Plans, and as a customer, you have the opportunity to comment on these plans and influence how your money is spent. What are Water Resource Management Plans? Since Read more…


On the 23rd of April the Thames Waterblitz is taking place. This is a great way of capturing a snapshot in time of water quality in the Thames and all its tributaries from source to sea. Run by Earthwatch, this will be the sixth Waterblitz Read more…


The new Farming Rules for Water From April this year farmers across the country will be following a new set of guidelines that allow them to manage their land in a way that has benefits for them as well as Read more…


What are they and how can you help ‘Stop the Spread’? Invasive species are non-native animals and plants (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) that have established themselves in the UK and are causing problems for our native wildlife and ecosystems. Invasive Read more…


The theme of World Water Day in 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – and it’s designed to help us all explore how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. One of the water challenges Read more…


Ok, they haven’t built any aqueducts, roads or made any wine… However, recent research has demonstrated how important sea trout are in maintaining freshwater resident brown trout populations. This gives greater incentives for freshwater conservationists to improve fish passage so Read more…