News and Events

The state of British rivers: out of sight, out of mind?

  • Posted on: 18 October 2021
  • By: monica
Steve Ormerod

In his talk for Friends of the Cam, Professor Steve Ormerod considered some of the pressures on rivers, from climate change, legacy pollutants to microplastics, and some of the consequences for river organisms. The talk also considered some of the benefits of actions that can be taken to reduce impacts, for example through regulation or sensitive catchment management. 

Rivers in the News

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

The age of extinction

'Laws of nature: could UK rivers be given the same rights as people?

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.' Guardian Saturday 17th July 2021