Radio 4: River Quality

An interesting programme was broadcast on Tuesday 3 November 2015 on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth series, very relevant to all interested in our rivers.

Campaigners claim England’s river life is under threat from insidious’ pollution, yet the Environment Agency says rivers are at their healthiest in 20 years. Tom Heap visits the River Itchen, in Hampshire, and the River Thames to discover where the truth might lie. This is an important moment for rivers, the next five year plan for improving them is about to be published. The Government Minister for the Natural Environment, Rory Stewart, tells Tom what his priorities will be.

Click here to listen to the 30 minute programme.