june 2018

21jun15:4016:10Theo Thomas: Defending our rivers with environmental law15:40 - 16:10 C: Studio 3

Event Details

Our environmental laws are hard won. If we don’t use them they will dwindle and perish. Sadly we have environmentalprotectionsonthestatutebooksthat are not being used to defend our health and that of rivers. London Waterkeeper has been searching for a way to use these laws both to highlight the shortage of environmental information and stop water pollution – from the amount of sewage that spills into the Thames to the number of homes being allowed to taint our waterways,

The London Waterkeeper, Theo Thomas, will describe how the charity is activating these laws to protect rivers in London but also to become instruments for river-loving citizens anywhere in the UK.


Theo Thomas founded London Waterkeeper to tackle the problems facing our rivers that were either being ignored or inadequately dealt with.

The charity is the truly independent voice for water bodies in London. London Waterkeeper is part of the global federation Waterkeeper Alliance which sees him link with advocates from the Caribbean, to Iraq and Bangladesh.



(Thursday) 15:40 - 16:10


C: Studio 3

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN