Event: Windermere's Water Quality: From Satellite to River Bank

Biological Recording Company Ltd

16th July 2024


Cost: Free

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, ecology

The water quality of our rivers, lakes and seas is a hot topic, with water companies under fire for the amount of raw sewage being discharged into British waters. The impacts of this can be devastating for our wildlife and can impact food supplies, human health and tourism.

Lake Windermere is located in the heart of the Lake District and is also England's largest lake (by area, length and depth). It supports a diverse range of wildlife and is pivotal for the tourism sector that supports the region economically. It was also centre to 'The Water Pollution Cover-Up' episode of BBC Panorama due to incidents of high phosphorus levels causing algal blooms that turn the lake green and suffocate the wildlife within its waters.

This webinar will put the politics aside and delve into the evidence behind these algal blooms. We'll explore different sources of data, such as invertebrate monitoring, satellite imagery and human activity data to establish if a common cause can be established.

We invite anyone who has an interest in Windermere or water quality to join us for a series of talks and panel discussion, including environmental professionals, local residents, and utility companies. This webinar will feature the following presentations:

  • Windermere’s Water Quality: Invertebrate Insights with Dr Sam Green (WildFish)
  • The Health of Windermere: A Satellite Perspective with Richard Flemmings (Map Impact)
  • Panel discussion facilitated by Matt Staniek (Save Windermere)

The webinar will be recorded and those booked will receive a link to the recording.

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