It’s what London Waterkeeper is for that is important – rivers in parks that are free of sewage fungus. Homes that send their waste water only to sewage works and clean efficient industry that abides by all environmental laws. Only then will we have thriving rivers that are a boon to London.
London Waterkeeper is the capital’s only truly independent voice for rivers.
London Waterkeeper is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global federation fighting for fishable, drinkable and swimmable water. The 15th anniversary video featuring London Waterkeeper is here.
No one has the right to pollute our rivers and yet we have normalised pollution and become complacent. The health of the Capital’s rivers is compromised – chronic pollution is a daily problem and the systems to tackle it are not in place.
The London Waterkeeper is Theo Thomas. Theo worked at Thames21 for 12 years. During this time he set up the ‘Love the Lea’ campaign to make members of the public aware of the problems facing London’s second river. He established its water quality testing laboratory. He was and is a big champion of green infrastructure to reduce the amount of pollution that reaches our rivers.
Before that he was a BBC broadcast journalist in the East Midlands for 5 years.
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