South East Rivers Trust

Category: News & Events


World Water Day has been held on March 22nd every year since 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of our freshwater resources. This year, the focus was on the links between climate change and water. We wanted to share Read more…


We would like to introduce David Courtneidge as our new Project Officer in the River Restoration Delivery Team. David started in mid-January and is already getting stuck into several projects on the River Darent at Otford and Eynsford, the River Read more…


We are very happy to welcome Niki Karagkouni, our new GIS Analyst! Niki’s background is in Geo-informatics and Topography, joining us with an MSc in Environmental Sciences. Niki has many years of experience as a researcher, working on both marine Read more…


We are pleased to announce our new project – Preventing Plastic Pollution! What is the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project? Working in partnership with 18 organisations from across France and England, the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project seeks to understand and reduce Read more…


Central Park and Acacia Hall, Dartford From Autumn 2019, Central Park will see the start of work to restore a 700m stretch of the River Darent for the benefit of wildlife and public amenity. The restoration works will bring a Read more…


Come and volunteer with our Team! Public communications and promotion are a key tool for the Trust, and we are seeking a Communications and Engagement Volunteer to help support and expand this work. The purpose of this volunteer position is Read more…


SuDS features built just in time for the wet weather! Over the summer, our SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project constructed SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) in two local schools, Harris Junior Academy Carshalton and Muschamp Primary School.  While we have already Read more…


The Hogsmill – a Chalk Stream in crisis The Hogsmill is classified as a chalk stream, a globally rare habitat, and one of around only 200 worldwide. Chalk streams give rise to a unique set of species that depend on Read more…


On World Rivers Day, we want to remind ourselves of the value of rivers to our society and the impact we have on them … Local legend has it that the River Nailbourne, in Elham valley, is the result of Read more…


Loddon Rivers Week: 21st – 29th September 2019 This year we are proud to be working with Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust, Dinton Activity Centre and Basingstoke Green Week to deliver a wide variety of activities celebrating Read more…


We are looking for photographs showcasing the rivers of the South East of England to include on our new website. Can you help us? What are we looking for? We are in desperate need of photos which showcase the beautiful Read more…


“Don’t forget you can’t bring any single use plastic bottles into the building” These were the last words of the briefing to those attending this year’s Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Conference. It was held at WWF’s Living Planet Centre in Read more…


We’ve had just over a week to recover from London Rivers Week 2019 and what a week it was! London Rivers Week is a week long campaign and festival inspiring the public to discover and celebrate London’s 600 km (373 Read more…


Harris Junior Academy in Carshalton has been part of our SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project from the start. They have shown a real commitment to the project, agreeing to have a comprehensive SuDS scheme installed at their school while also Read more…


On 5th March, we hosted the Rivers Trust Spring Conference in Canterbury (Kent), focussing on Natural Capital and Water Resources and launching the Interreg PROWATER Project.   “There has never been a more important time to talk about water resources.” Read more…


Defra has proposed changes to how our rivers are managed and regulated which could bring about major benefits. Healthy rivers need good, sustainable flows of high quality water. Natural processes shaped by these two fundamental factors combine to create a Read more…


Last Autumn, as part of our SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, an Open Day was held at our Denmark Road rain garden.  Children from local schools were invited to engage in a range of activities, including planting bulbs in and Read more…


Last year we called on you all to respond to your local water company’s Water Resource Management and Business plan consultations. Collectively, these will lay out the water company’s investment for the next five years, as well as the long-term Read more…


This year, South East Rivers Trust is hosting the annual Rivers Trust Conference and putting the focus on protecting and restoring water resources in a changing climate. We are using the opportunity to launch our Interreg 2 Seas project, PROWATER, Read more…


Rivers are the lifeblood of the UK; where would we be without them?   Rivers provide us with freshwater. Without rivers, we could not have a shower, wash our clothes, stay hydrated or even flush the loo. They are an Read more…