South East Rivers Trust

Tag: Water Quality


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…


The South East Rivers Trust, in partnership with Metis and Sutton Council, has launched the first SuDS project to target schools in Sutton. What are SuDS? With conventional drainage systems, rainwater rushes to the sewers, which can become overwhelmed during Read more…


Another Year, Another Great Hogsmill Forum Last week, volunteers across a range of projects on the Hogsmill joined us and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2018 Hogsmill Forum. The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say Read more…


On the afternoon of Wednesday 24th January 2018, this happened… …. And it’s not an isolated event. This is sewage, temporarily held in a Thames Water storm water tank in Epsom, discharging into the Green Lanes Stream and the Hogsmill Read more…


So you know that the roads can be pretty dirty. You see the direct effects of it on your car when you think it’s probably time to give it a clean. The dirt on the roads is also really well Read more…


The Hogsmill river doesn’t know how lucky it is! Last week, 30 volunteers joined SERT and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2017 Hogsmill Forum. Credit: Sivi Sivanesan The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say thank you Read more…


Shortly I will post another blog updating you on how the river improvement works in Richmond Park are settling in one year after they were completed. Although the river habitat works have been completed (for now!) work has by no Read more…


ZSL and the Hogsmill Partnership are looking for volunteers to help us map polluted outfalls on the Hogsmill this October. While walking the Hogsmill you may have noticed all the different pipes that can be found along the river bank. Read more…


We have teamed up with Thames 21 on a new project to tackle urban pollution across London’s rivers. Many improvements in the quality of urban rivers have been made in recent years, but lots of serious water quality issues remain. One Read more…


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 Read more…


With the start of 2016 comes the One Year Anniversary of our Hogsmill Pollution Patrol scheme – and what an amazing job it has done so far! Throughout 2015, our trained volunteers have been monitoring 15 outfalls on the Hogsmill for Read more…


Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Hogsmill River twice with some of our dedicated Pollution Patrol volunteers. From left to right: Geoff, Me (Polly), Steph, Peter, Bill and Jan Our Pollution Assessment Volunteers (PAVs) work hard to Read more…


We have had a busy start to 2015 – maybe it is time for you to catch up with what we have been up to? River Restoration ~ Luke has been busy transforming the Ravensbury Park Back Channel on the Read more…


In a highly developed landscape such as Greater London, urban ponds can provide an important haven for wildlife and therefore it is important to keep the waters happy and healthy. Unfortunately over time urban ponds tend to fill up with Read more…


Over the last 2 years, the Wandle Trust has been intensifying efforts to tackle the considerable problem of pollution in the river. Often contamination can be tackled by our partners in the Environment Agency, tracking down pollution to the source. Read more…


Working in partnership with Earthwatch, the South East Rivers Trust were proud to host two river walks along the Wandle as part of the H2O Development Programme. The H2O Development Programme is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about environmental Read more…


Three new members of staff have recently joined the SERT team. Luke Mitchell is joining us to work on river restoration projects; Olly van Biervliet will be running our water quality projects; and Polly Bryant will be running our volunteer Read more…