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TALK on the state of British rivers - Tuesday 12th Oct 2021 at 7 pm

Friday, 13 August 2021 09:30

Professor Steve Ormerod Professor Steve Ormerod

Cambridge based campaigning group "Friends of the Cam" are holding their fifth talk on rivers and watercourses online on Tuesday 12th Oct 2021 at 7pm.

This is following a porevious postponement. Those who have already booked for the talk should have been informed of the changes by Eventbrite, and should not need to re-book.

More details can be found at

Friends of the Cam would welcome additional bookings from others who can now attend the changed date.

Their guest speaker is Professor Steve Ormerod, and his talk is entitled “The state of British rivers: out of sight, out of mind?”

Steve Ormerod is a former Chairman of the invertebrate charity Buglife, and a former Chairman of the RSPB for whom he is currently Vice-president. He is currently Professor of Ecology at Cardiff University, Deputy Chairman of Natural Resources Wales and a member of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Drawing on more than 40 years' experience of research into global change effects on freshwater ecosystems, he will consider some of the pressures on rivers - for example from climate change, legacy pollutants and microplastics - and some of the consequences of these pressures for river organisms. His talk will also reveal some of the benefits of actions taken to reduce impacts, for example through regulation or sensitive catchment management.

For more information about Friends of the Cam, see On 21st June this year, they declared the Rights of the River Cam following the Universal Declaration of River Rights:

 Universal Rights of River Cam

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