The Hogsmill River may have its problems, but it is one of the lucky urban rivers to have huge community support and many enthusiastic volunteers.
We run our Pollution Patrol on the Hogsmill, tracking down polluted outfalls and misconnections. While ZSL run the Riverfly Monitoring Initiative which uses the kick sampling of invertebrates to check for organic pollution.
So to thank everyone for their hard work, both projects combined for a joint Hogsmill Forum – kindly hosted by ZSL at London Zoo.
The event was a huge success with some really interesting discussions on the priorities for the Hogsmill going forward. Below you can download PDFs of the presentations.
- Notes from the Forum
- Incident Reporting Stephanie Ilsley (EA)
- River Monitoring Initiative Update Joe Pecorelli (ZSL)
- Hogsmill Storm Tanks: What we know so far Polly Bryant (SERT)
- Water Quality Continuous Monitoring EPSOM & EWELL Storm Tanks Kathy Friend (EA)
- Progress report on the remediation of polluting surface water outfalls in the catchment Programme directed by the EA, Ruta Akelyte (Thames Water )
- An overview of how the invertebrates of the Hogsmill have changed over time and an analysis of the impacts of major sewage inputs on the river Sue Skipp
- Lessons from the upper-Wandle: how good can an urban chalk stream get? Dave Webb (EA)