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Vital Signs for Healthy Rivers Training – Ravensbourne Catchment

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Course overview:

Would you like to be able to identify the vital signs of a river and understand how to ‘health check’ your local river?

Trainees that complete this course will:

• have a greater understanding of what affects the health of a river beyond the visible litter pollution

• take part in a site-scoping exercise and learn about how river restoration work at the site will improve the watercourse

• find out how they can monitor river health by joining citizen science initiatives run by Thames21 and our partners

This course offers an introduction into what makes a river healthy with a focus on the physical processes and structure (hydro-morphology) of a river and the functional habitat (ecology) that the river and its surrounding area provides.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of protecting the ecology and natural processes of a river system while learning about some of the negative impacts rivers are facing and the consequences these can have.

The course content will be linked TBC…..

The hands on, practical section of this course will be specific to the site where it is taking place and will include a river wade to really immerse (not literally!) yourself in the river.


Thames21 is an nationally recognised NCFE Customised Qualification Centre but this is not an accredited course.

For other training opportunities, please visit: Train with Thames21 – Thames21


This is a two part course –

• 2.5 hours in-person classroom based

• Half a day practical river wade to explore some of the vital signs of a healthy river


This training is free

Location: Capal Manor College, Mottingham Ln, London SE12 9AW

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For further details, please contact Edwin Quast

07739 627 665

Register your interest here:

Vital Signs for Healthy Rivers – Ravensbourne Catchment – Thames21 Limited (

Please note: Places are limited due to equipment availability and safety requirements for the course.

To ensure as many people can attend as possible, please get in touch to confirm your attendance closer to the time.

Partly funded by:



May 12
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Capal Manor College
Capal Manor College, Mottingham Ln
London, SE12 9AW
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