Restoring English Rivers

Doug Kennedy

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20th November 2023

England is traversed by dozens of rivers, from the mighty Thames, Avon and Tyne to crystal streams tumbling down rocky beds and rural brooks meandering through the countryside. Many possess great beauty and rich ecologies, but they are in decline. Many suffer from pollution, water abstraction, climate change and over-exploitation so water quality, fish and biodiversity have all declined over the decades. This talk explores the current state of affairs, how it came about, and the many initiatives to restore our rivers to good condition.

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About Doug Kennedy

I am a photographer, ecologist and environmental campaigner who has produced 7 books on English landscapes and natural history: my latest work is Wildlife Of The Pennine Hills (published by Merlin Unwin). I have developed a series of talks on the landscapes and wildlife of the UK and English regions, accompanied by many beautiful images from my own photography.

I have an M.Sc. in environmental studies and have been a lifelong campaigner and initiated several successful campaigns including the Chalk Streams Action Group and Save The River Thame (now I actively monitor wildlife and survey butterflies.

These talks are very informative whilst being accessible to everyone and beautifully produced and illustrated and I tailor them to suit my audiences.

They can be delivered in person or using an online system such as Zoom.

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