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Water companies pledge to protect rare chalk streams - WWT
A group of water companies have today vowed to invest millions of pounds to protect the country's chalk streams by reducing the amount of water they abstract from them for public drinking supply and cutting pollution. At the summit each water company laid out its plans to stop the decline of English chalk streams and reverse the decline so their flows, health and ecological status recover and are protected in the future. This included stopping sewage discharges into chalk streams from sewers and treatment sites, which are currently permitted during and following heavy rain to alleviate pressure on the system and reducing or stopping the abstraction of water from vulnerable chalk streams. Attendees also heard how cross water company and regional level planning will help ensure demand for water from households, businesses, industry and agriculture can be met in the future without such reliance on chalk streams through the development of new sources of water, increased storage such as new reservoirs, and reducing demand through consumer education and metering. Restoring and protecting chalk streams requires a team effort and I look forward to working with government, regulators, public bodies, environmental NGOs, and the local communities to deliver activities on the ground.
Trophy Case Getting Full For Rocky River Chess Club
From April we welcomed delegates from all over the world to take part in the GA's first eConference with a range of lectures, workshops to find out about the latest ideas, resources and support in primary and secondary geography. Please note that the contents of these presentations have been compiled by each presenter and are not the property of the GA. Recordings of the all the sessions are available to purchase in our shop now. These recordings are free for delegates who should have already received an email with a link to the recordings.
The River Chess is a chalk stream which springs from Chesham , Buckinghamshire and runs through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The River Chess has a fall of feet from source to mouth and is 11 miles long. The Chess rises near Chesham and waters the town, some time overmuch in flood and it is commonly believed that the town takes its name from the river. However the name of Chesham is from another source and the river appears to derive its name by back-formation from the name of Chesham.