The river Thames is an integral part of London’s history and future. The river, and its historical role in transport, commerce and sanitation, has been fundamental to London’s growth, and its emergence as a leading global city. The Thames continues to play a crucial, if largely unsung, role in the life of the modern city.
University College London (UCL) has hosted the Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP), a charity which for 20 years has been building networks and action groups, running delivery projects, and collating feedback from all industry sectors in the Thames Estuary.
The partnership takes a neutral and non-campaigning stance, facilitating and encouraging the airing of views and concerns from the full diversity of those that live, work and study in the tidal Thames Estuary.
With core funding from the Port of London Authority, The Environment Agency, Thames Water and the Corporation of London, and with Board representation from Natural England, Essex County, UCL and RSPB, and with a flood engineer from construction giant CH2M Hill as current chair, the charity aims to facilitate wise decision-making for the good of the Estuary.
Recent project delivery work has focused for example on raising awareness of the many causes for poor water quality along the tideway, from large infrastructure projects to reduce pollution, to medium scale government interventions to improve habitat, to on-the-beach campaigns to reduce dog fouling and the damage it does to bathing waters and shellfish fishery beds.
Such project work is possible only with the additional funding we receive from subscribers from all the sectors that have an interest in the regulation, development, and sustainable future of the tidal river, from the City to the sea.
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