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Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink?

Many of us are fortunate enough to take clean drinking water for granted.

Yet for poor communities in Zambia, water can be deadly. Full of pollutants and bacteria, their water can cause debilitating diseases, with children particularly vulnerable.

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GUEST BLOG: Turning public concern about the environment into engagement and action!

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to walk nearly 200 miles meandering between England and Wales following the Offa’s Dyke Path. Thanks to King Offa’s instructions to position his Dyke on the highest and steepest land available, as well as tired legs, we experienced the full impact of (potentially climate change induced!) British summer weather - from the heatwave to torrential downpours - and views ranging from breathtaking to ‘can’t see my hand in front of my face’.

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GUEST BLOG: One man's mission to understand his local water

In early 2016, one of our current citizen scientists, John Pratt, sought advice from the UK’s national Environment Agency to explain why his local River Evenlode had turned increasingly murky in the summer months over the 27-year period that he had been fishing there. John decided to do something about what he saw, and has written about his experiences.


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