Outdoor Swimmer at the Rivers Trust Conference

Our founder Simon Griffiths will be joining a panel of experts to discuss “Rivers Fit to Swim In” at the River Trust’s Conference tomorrow (Tuesday 15 March) at 2:45pm.

With lots of recent awareness of the importance of river health and big shifts including a new Environment Act and a damning report on water quality from government, the conference aims to tackle the issue of how we can translate this into action.

The other panellists include:

  • Chair: Marie Taylor – Operations Director at Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
  • Johnny Palmer – Campaigner and landowner at Warleigh Weir
  • Keri-anne Payne – Two-time 10-kilometre open water world swimming champion, Olympic silver medallist, and outdoor swimming coach
  • Claire Robertson – Oxford Rivers Project Officer, Thames21
  • Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director at Thames Water

Topics on the agenda include new inland bathing waters, agricultural pollution and whether wild swimming will continue to grow.

Register for free and view the agenda.


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