S3, Ep.2 It would have been lovely not to need to do this interview, but sadly our rivers - and the River Wye in particular - are in crisis, and as rowers and river-lovers you ought to know what's going on. So today I'm talking to Charles Watson, founder of charity and campaigning group, River Action UK, to find out what's wrong with our rivers and what we can do about it.
River Action UK
The Rivercide documentary
The BBC Panorama documentary , The River Pollution Scandal
River Action petition
Petition to ban discharge of raw sewage into watercourses
Find your MP here
Find your local Rivers Trust here
Where to report pollution incidents:
In England: Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/report-an-environmental-incident
In Wales: Natural Resources Wales https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/contact-us/report-an-environmental-incident/?lang=en
Find your water company here
Find your water company's contact details here
Rowers United to Save the Planet
The Rivers Trust
Friends of the Lower Wye
Friends of the Upper Wye
Wye Valley AONB
Find them on Twitter!
Avara Foods @AvaraToods
Marks & Spencer @MarksandSpencer
River Action UK @RiverActionUK
For the Bont Rowing 20% discount, go to their website here and the discount will be applied automatically. Otherwise, use GIRLONRIVER20.