Category Archives: Water quality

Can we justify preserving landscapes for heritage?

This is a post I’ve mulling over for nearly a year on and off. As a society we now commonly restore rivers to improve water quality or for ecological benefits, and as recent posts on here have demonstrated we may … Continue reading

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Fracking and River Management

Recently the UK government has announced it is to push ahead with the exploration of shale gas seams (fracking) throughout the country. This news has been met with strong protests, notably from environmental lobby groups. The debate however has become … Continue reading

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The rivers of a riverless city: An ode to Birmingham

One of the often quoted facts about the city of Birmingham is that it has “more miles of canals than Venice” although as others have pointed out before, that fact somewhat misses the point. It’s somewhat disingenuous in any case … Continue reading

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Monday morning – a poem about cows pooing in rivers

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
So it’s good to have a healthy laugh at yourself once in a while, right? Nice to be able to just let go and be creative. A PhD can be pretty…

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