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The British Water Winter Reception, House of Lords

9th February 2018 - Thomson Ecology’s Director of Water, Dr Phil Aldous attended the British Water Winter Reception at the House of Lords this week. Read more

Dr Ruth Barnich to present at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

6th February 2018 - Thomson Unicomarine’s Dr Ruth Barnich will present a paper at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada this year on how microplastics. Read more

Thomson Water team – established and thriving

7th December 2017 - 2017 saw the growth of our dedicated water team. The team comprises the marine laboratory, marine consultancy, aquatic ecology teams, and, a new water management team. Read more

UK and Welsh governments sign a new water powers agreement

5th December 2017 - The UK and Welsh governments are set to form a water powers agreement where the authority to
make decisions over water will be shared between them. The new protocol is expected to come into
force in April 2018. Read more

Autumn Budget - environmental announcements

23rd November 2017 - The Autumn budget was announced today, and amongst Philip Hammond's key announcements, there are some optimistic environmental points
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Water abstraction licensing changes from 1st January 2018

10th November 2017 - Changes in water abstraction licensing for previously exempt activities have been finally agreed following many years of debate. Read more

Professor Paul Leinster CBE joins Thomson Ecology Advisory Board

3rd November 2017 - We are delighted that Professor Paul Leinster CBE will be joining the Thomson Ecology Advisory Board. Paul is Professor of Environmental Assessment at Cranfield University, prior to which he was Chief Executive of the Environment Agency. Read more

Striking image of otter wins the 2017 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition

27th October 2017 - The winner of the 2017 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition is Ian Strone with his image "Rolling in the Seaweed". Read more

New species paper published

24th October 2017 - A paper has been published on new Malmgrenia species, Malmgrenia thomsonae, which was discovered by Dr Ruth Barnich, Principal Biologist at Thomson Ecology. Read more

Microbeads found on animals from estuarine samples

29th August 2017 - The presence of plastic in the oceans is a big concern, especially as it accumulates in the food chain. When analysing sediment samples, we are often asked to record the presence and nature of plastic fragments. Read more

The greatest comeback?

25th August 2017 - The Thames was declared ‘dead’ in the 1950s due to the high levels of pollution and sewage entering the water, preventing any life remaining there. Fast forward 70 years and we have made leaps and bounds in improving the water quality in this visible, but hidden environment. Read more