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Listen to relaxed and insightful conversations about the tidal Thames, including history, riverside development, environmental issues and wildlife. Hosted by Chloe Russell.

Talk of the Thames Thames Estuary Partnership

    • Science

Listen to relaxed and insightful conversations about the tidal Thames, including history, riverside development, environmental issues and wildlife. Hosted by Chloe Russell.

    A Conversation with Steve Colclough - Guardian of the Thames Estuary (Part Two)

    A Conversation with Steve Colclough - Guardian of the Thames Estuary (Part Two)

    Welcome back to the second part of our captivating journey beneath the surface of the Thames Estuary. In this episode, we're joined by a true guardian of these waters, Steve Colclough, Fisheries Scientist and Chair of the Estuarine & Marine Specialist Section at the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM). We've moved our discussion from the riverbank to the riverside at Battersea Reach, where Steve provides invaluable insights into the world of marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as...

    • 23 min
    Exploring the Hidden World Beneath the Thames Estuary (Part One)

    Exploring the Hidden World Beneath the Thames Estuary (Part One)

    Welcome to the first part of our exhilarating journey, as we delve into the thriving underwater world beneath the Thames Estuary. Our adventure begins at Battersea Reach, just east of the River Wandle's mouth, where TEP's Data and Training Manager Wanda Bodnar guides us through the essential work being carried out in this unique estuarine environment.We start by uncovering the significance of Estuary Edges, an innovative approach to enhance biodiversity along the edges of the estuary. These m...

    • 19 min
    In Conversation with Author and Environmentalist, Dr. Jules Pretty

    In Conversation with Author and Environmentalist, Dr. Jules Pretty

    Welcome back to another episode of Talk of the Thames. In this episode, we dive into the captivating world of sustainable living and explore ideas that can improve lives and inspire action with renowned environmentalist and author, Dr. Jules Pretty. ​​In an era marked by interconnected crises of climate change, inequality, biodiversity loss and food-related health issues, Jules Pretty presents a compelling vision for reversing these challenges. Through a combination of scientific evidenc...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Paddleboarding London: An Immersive Journey along the Thames

    Paddleboarding London: An Immersive Journey along the Thames

    Welcome back to a truly immersive episode of "Talk of the Thames"! On this special occasion of World Ocean Day, join us on a captivating journey along the River Thames, as we explore the beauty and wonder of London from the perspective of a paddleboarder. To achieve the full benefit of this immersive episode, we highly recommend listening to this episode with headphones on, in a quiet place.Our paddleboarder, Wanda Bodnar, also TEP's Data and Training Manager takes us on an intimate adventure...

    • 49 min
    Building a Sustainable Future: An Inside Look with Richard Aylard, Sustainability Director at Thames Water

    Building a Sustainable Future: An Inside Look with Richard Aylard, Sustainability Director at Thames Water

    In this episode of Talk of the Thames, Sustainability Director Richard Aylard discusses his journey, the Thames Tideway Tunnel project and Thames Water's global efforts to combat climate change.Welcome back to another episode of Talk of the Thames where we are thrilled to have Richard Aylard, the Sustainability Director at Thames Water, as our special guest. In this interview, we will be discussing Richard's journey to becoming a Sustainability Director, highlights of his work inc...

    • 58 min
    In Conversation with Giles Tofield from The Cultural Engine

    In Conversation with Giles Tofield from The Cultural Engine

    Back after a short break, we bring Giles Tofield to the stage to talk to us about his work at The Cultural Engine. In this episode we explore what projects The Cultural Engine have worked on, including the North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group (NTFLAG) programme which TEP was involved in; what the future has in store; and the value of storytelling within community and local economy led projects. ____________________Talk of the Thames has been brought to you by the Thames Estuary Partnersh...

    • 43 min

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