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Top of the Poops - Big Issue article

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Prof Pippa Chapman, Champion for the NERC Freshwater Quality Programme has contributed to a feature on water quality in the Big Issue 17 April , 2023. Excerpt below. Read full article here.  Top of the Poops - Privatisation of water in the UK has resulted in soaring bills and sewage-filled rivers. How did we get...

How the UK's rivers are being overlooked and why we need to fix them

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The New Scientist interviewed Professor Joseph Holden on the work of the NERC Freshwater Quality Programme. The article published on 2 April 2023 is added below, with PDF version here: New Scientist The UK's rivers are in a shocking state, which could get worse with climate change and ongoing pollution. Researcher Joseph Holden at the...

New research will improve the quality of UK rivers

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Five new research projects have launched to investigate how pollution impacts UK rivers. The projects form a UK wide Freshwater Quality Programme which is being co-ordinated by Programme Champions, Professors Joseph Holden and Pippa Chapman.  Most UK rivers fail to meet good ecological status  Scientists will: create new tools for monitoring freshwater pollution; study how...

NERC appoint Freshwater Quality Champions

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NERC co-appoint Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as Freshwater Quality Champions The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have co-appointed Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as the new Freshwater Quality Champion for the Understanding changes in quality of UK freshwaters programme. This appointment will see the academics lead and co-ordinate a new four-year programme on ‘Understanding changes...