If London is our campus, then the Thames is our river, and we all have a responsibility at UoW to look after our natural neighbours. Join the Environmental Sustainability Team as we do our part to understand the quality of this important habitat and water source on the 2nd of October as we participate in the Thames Water Blitz.

The Thames Water Blitz is a citizen science initiative run by Fresh Water Watch where anybody can take a water sample in the Thames area to test for the presence of nitrates and phosphates so we can better understand how human activities are affecting the river.

We’ll meet at the Pavilion building at our sports grounds in Chiswick at 11:30, and then we’ll head down to the university’s very own stretch of riverbank at the boathouse where we’ll take our samples! Then we’ll upload the information on Fresh Water Watch’s app and join in with this exciting project!

Make sure to wrap up warm and bring waterproof clothing and footwear if you have it – you might get wet!

See more information about the Blitz here and results from the last one in May here.

Register your interest in the event here – please note spaces are limited. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cormac Cleary

Cormac Cleary

Sustainable Food Assistant at University of Westminster and Aramark
Cormac Cleary

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