Discussing phosphorus-based diffuse pollution on chalk streams and larger rivers

Vitacress Conservation Trust 2010 Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum – 29 November

Following last year’s Forum, where phosphorus pollution was identified as the overwhelmingly important “Elephant in the Stream”, this year’s eminent speakers explored the widespread negative influence of phosphorus-based diffuse pollution on chalk streams and larger rivers, as well as identifying what can be done about it.

2010 Speakers

In addition, there were updates on ongoing initiatives such as the Bourne Rivulet and Upper Itchen, as well as research on PEITC and watercress and continuing work by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust on the survival ecology of stocked wild Brown Trout fingerlings in chalk streams.

Forum presentations available for download:

Did Farmer Giles do it
Dr Mike Bowes

Why is the Danube Blue
Dr Pete Shaw

The Bourne Rivulet Initiative
Prof Gail Taylor

The Upper Itchen Initiative
Graham Roberts

Still Glowing
Dr Dominic Stubbings

The Wessex Rivers Trust
Tom Davis

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