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London Rivers Week: Fit for the Future webinar series, Environment Agency

27th October 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The Environment Agency is delighted to invite you to its London Rivers Week webinar series between Monday 25th October –  Thursday 28th October.

This year’s London Rivers Week theme is access to nature, wellbeing and resilient blue and green spaces. The past 18 months has highlighted the importance of access to nature and green space for health and wellbeing, it has also emphasised how fragile our blue and green spaces are to a range of pressures from climate to pollution.

The Environment Agency has organised a series of webinars to explore each of the themes from London Rivers Week. This will be concluded on the 28th with a final Panel Discussion to discuss the sessions from the week, with the chance to ask any questions you may have. Please click on the links below to sign up to a session.

Levelling up access to blue space and waterways

Monday 25th October – Health and Wellbeing – 14:00 – 15:00 pm

Dave Bell (Natural England) and Jon Snowden (Environment Agency) will be talking about the government ambition for greater, fairer access to the outdoors and the health and wellbeing benefits this provides. To book onto this session click here.

Biodiversity Net Gain – How is the planning system affected?

Tuesday 26th October – 10:30 – 11:30am

Nicholas White (Natural England) and Morgan Haringman (Environment Agency) will be giving an introduction to the Metric 3.0 system, the implications this has on the planning system and more. To book onto the session click here.

Restoring London’s Rivers: Successes and Opportunities

Tuesday 26th October – 13:00 – 14:30

Come and join a discussion with experts Dave Webb from the Environment Agency, Mathew Frith from the London Wildlife Trust, Jamie Kukadia from the London Borough of Enfield, and others TBC. Chaired by Neil Sinden, Director of CPRE London. To book onto the session click here.

River Restoration & Climate Resilience: System Perspectives

Wednesday 27th October – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Dr Ana Mijic will present a broader view of the role of rivers in adapting to climate change. She will explore how multiple components of urban water systems and planning are integral parts for holistic solutions to maximise the ecosystem service delivery of urban rivers. To book onto the session click here.

Rivers Fit for the Future: Panel discussion and Q&A

Thursday 28th October – 13:30 – 15:00

Come and join the discussion and Q&A with expert speakers who will discuss the importance of access to nature and green space and the link to health and wellbeing. Speakers include Dr Ana Mijic from the Imperial College London, Neil Sinden (CPRE London) Debbie Leach from Thames21 and others. The session will be chaired by Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director for Environment and Business from the Environment Agency. To book onto the session click here.

The principal organisations running London Rivers Week are the Environment Agency, Thames21, the South East Rivers Trust, London Wildlife Trust, ZSL, CPRE London, the Thames Estuary Partnership, Berkeley Group and Thames Water, which also sponsors the week. Want to know more about Thames 21 and London Rivers Week? Click here.

Once you have signed up to an event you will receive email confirmation. We will get in touch with more details closer to the event. If you have any additional requirements please email

London Rivers Week is a partnership campaign run through London Rivers Restoration Group, a sub-group of the Catchment Partnerships in London. It is sponsored by Thames Water.



27th October 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Environment Agency