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The UK Freshwater Quality Programme Spring newsletter is now published.

The Freshwater Quality Programme Spring 2024 newsletter, has been produced by the Champion team based in water@leeds.

The newsletter provides updates from the Champion team and the five nationwide research projects within the programme, which each focus on different aspects of water quality.  To receive future newsletters sign up here.

To find out more about the overall programme watch our video, which was launched on World Water Day 2023, visit our webpages, or follow us on X @freshwaterqual1.

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Webinar: QUANTUM project update, 15 May 2024

Join us on 15 May, 11.00am for a project update from Professor Penny Johnes, University of Bristol who leads the QUANTUM project. This is is one of the five UK wide projects funded by NERC and DEFRA which make up the UK Freshwater Quality Programme.

QUANTUM (Quantifying the combined nutrient enrichment, pathogenic, and ecotoxicological impacts of livestock farming on UK rivers) is working with scientists, farmers, industry and regulators to quantify the nutrient enrichment, pathogenic and ecotoxicological impacts of livestock farming on UK rivers.

Project field sites are the Conwy, Bristol Avon and 50 further catchments across livestock farming regions in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the north and west of England.

To receive an invitation to this and future webinars, join our mailing list, and we will send a link to register for the event.

For more information please email the Programme Champions who are Professors Joseph Holden and Pippa Chapman.

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