The CEO Blog

The CEO Blog

As data indicates the doubling in hours in 2023 compared to 2022 of spills from Combined Sewage Overflows in England and Wales, in our CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick’s new blog he considers the challenges in choosing battles wisely at the Trust to achieve the best...
New Natural Flood Management for Mevagissey

New Natural Flood Management for Mevagissey

FARMERS in the Mevagissey catchment will help Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) bolster flood resilience in the area. The Climate Resilient Mevagissey (CRM) project, funded by Defra’s Natural Flood Management programme, will be led by the trust in partnership with the...
MP visits River Inny following pollution concerns

MP visits River Inny following pollution concerns

In November 2023, we took part in a BBC interview regarding pollution of the River Inny. Our CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick spoke about the issues facing this river, the wider catchment and freshwater environments. “The scale of water quality and wider water-related...
High-profile coverage for river health

High-profile coverage for river health

This week is shaping up to be one of the most prominent of the year so far for high-profile river health media coverage. Investigating PFAs On Monday (19 Feb), the ENDS Report and Watershed Investigations teams shared film TOXIC looking at the impact of PFAs (often...
2024 Marks the 30th Anniversary of Westcountry Rivers Trust

2024 Marks the 30th Anniversary of Westcountry Rivers Trust

FOR 30 years, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) has been showing the freshwater environments of Cornwall love by restoring and protecting them, but there is more to do. Josie Purcell, communications manager at WRT said: “We have had amazing successes for our river...