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Understanding our water across Europe 

This autumn take part in a WaterBlitz near you! Alongside our regular Thames WaterBlitz, delivered in partnership with Thames Water, we have partnered with Royal Bank of Canada to help research institutions in Dublin, Luxembourg, and Paris to run events in each city from the 20th - 23rd of September. By doing this, we will be able to directly compare water quality data collected at the same time across Europe.

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Thames Waterblitz Autumn 2019

The Thames Valley is the most densely populated area in the UK and is home to lots of farmland. Because of this, the rivers that feed the Thames are under intense pressure. Get outdoors and hands-on with scientific research that will contribute to our understanding of water health in the Thames catchment area.

Dublin WaterBlitz

Thank you for your interest in the first Dublin WaterBlitz. We have received an overwhelming response to our Dublin WaterBlitz survey and registration is now closed.

If you would like to receive early notification of registration for the 2020 event and be kept informed about the outcomes of the 2019 WaterBlitz, please enter your details below.

Paris WaterBlitz

The River Seine and many of Paris' other waterbodies have been impacted by urban activities and the loss of green buffer areas. Our partnership with Ecole des Ponts will enable large-scale data collection across the city to identify problem areas. 

Luxembourg WaterBlitz

Luxembourg has experienced a large population increase over the past 20 years, negatively impacting biodiversity and water quality. While monitoring systems are in place for the main rivers, there is little research into the stream network. We will be working with the University of Luxembourg to identify problem areas. 

If we want to manage our waterbodies effectively, we need to understand where fresh water habitats are at risk and where wildlife is thriving. However, in many places there isn’t enough data to give a clear picture of water quality. There are thousands of waterbodies in Europe and not enough scientists to go around. Thanks to WaterBlitz volunteers, we are starting to build a much more detailed picture of water quality across Europe. 

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