• The UK sewage crisis and how other countries manage their wastewater

    Our rivers and freshwater ecosystems are in a dire state. Recent data published by the Environment Agency stated that 3.6 million hours of sewage spills…

  • The importance of citizen science for river conservation

    Water quality in the UK remained high on the news agenda over the Easter break. We stressed during this period that water companies must urgently…

  • The importance of removing obsolete barriers from our rivers

    Rivers around the world have been heavily modified for many years now, for a variety of reasons and purposes. There are over 1 million barriers…

  • Welcome to Thames21

    We reconnect people to nature by helping them enjoy, protect and enhance their local rivers.

    Whether it’s the Thames or one of its many tributaries, we offer inspiring ways for communities to get down to their local riverbank.

    Rivers, canals and stretches of open water are the perfect antidote to urban living – which is one of the reasons thousands of volunteers help us rewild and protect them every year.

    Our aim is to rebuild the relationship between communities and their rivers; restoring river health and boosting wellbeing and community cohesion in the process.

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