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Posted by Ilse Steyl Posted on 2017-02-13

London Rivers Week 2017 - Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2nd

London Rivers Week

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city's rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.
London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London's rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike.
We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London. More information is available on Thames21’s website.
Full event registration opens at the end of March. Between now and then, we are looking for partners to inform us of their organisation’s “headliner” events by March 31st. The deadline for listing further events is May 30th.

New for London Rivers Week 2017!

This year, in addition to walks and talks hosted by partner organisations, we are looking to give individual enthusiasts and experts you might know the chance to hold talks about their favourite stretch of river, on any aspect that fascinates them – its history, how it has changed, their involvement in its development. This series will be called “Tales from the Riverbank”. These events must also be listed on the Google spreadsheet to be included in publicity.


  • In London Rivers Week 2016, we published 19 river restoration case studies. If you wish to revise any you have previously submitted, or want to submit a new one, please get in touch. The deadline for revising or adding case studies is Monday April 3rd. Case study projects can include small-scale habitat improvement works, not just large restoration schemes, and we are interested in hearing about Sustainable Drainage Systems, reedbeds, wetlands as well as more general river restorations.
  • The deadline for submission of material to Thames21 for the press pack is May 30th.

Partners of London Rivers Week

London Rivers Week is run by the London Rivers Restoration Group, a sub-section of the Catchment Partnerships in London (CPiL) which supports 12 different partnerships in Greater London delivering objectives of the Water Framework Directive.
The London Rivers Restoration Group includes the Environment Agency, Thames21, the Greater London Authority, the Wandle Trust, London Wildlife Trust, Green Corridor, the Thames Estuary Partnership and the River Restoration Centre.

Thames21 communications team contacts:

Ian Lamont
Communications Manager
07739 627 667
020 7248 7171
Kirsten Downer
Communications Officer
07711 701 696
020 7248 7171