Rivers in the News

  • Posted on: 13 July 2021
  • By: monica
River Cam at Waterbeach

Friends of the Cam lead the way in demanding legal personhood for rivers. The Guardian follows the story of those campaigning to give rights to nature. 


As more and more countries grant natural features or ecosystems legal personhood, the UK’s fight to pass nature rights laws is quietly gaining pace

'More than half of the serious pollution incidents in 2020 were caused by Anglian and Thames Water.' 


Declaration of rights for the River Cam led by ‘trailblazers’, by Mike Scialom 



Environment Audit Committee: Water Quality in Rivers Wednesday 21st April 2021 



“Panorama investigates the scandal of our polluted rivers. Reporter Joe Crowley obtains data that reveals how some big water companies have been illegally dumping untreated sewage. He meets local people campaigning for a wholescale clean-up and exposes one company discharging sewage without a permit.”



DEFRA 'protected sites guidance' contradicts EA position on water abstraction'  Michael Donnelly 11 Mar 2021 



Environmental Audit Committee - Water Quality in Rivers Wednesday 10 March 2021 Meeting started at 2.26pm, ended 4.35pm



Hundreds of sewage leaks detected thanks to AI By Victoria Gill Science correspondent, BBC News 11 March 2021 https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-56351501


Water Now Being Traded As Commodity Amid Fear of Scarcity 26 January 2021