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Paul Whitehouse: Our Troubled Rivers | Preview (BBC Two)

Paul Whitehouse travels around England and Wales looking at the pressures affecting our rivers and waterways from water companies, intensive agriculture and growing population.

Paul explores what is going on beneath the surface, why our rivers and waterways are in decline and what needs to be done to protect them.

In the first episode, Paul travels through the North of England looking at the impact water companies have on our rivers. He explores the change in the water industry since privatisation in 1989 and what regulations are in place when it comes to sewage discharge into our rivers.

He meets concerned locals in Yorkshire looking to highlight the health of the River Wharfe, a conservationist who warns of the ecological decline in iconic Lake Windemere, and the man at the front of the battle for our waterways, Feargal Sharkey.

Our Troubled Rivers begins Sunday 5th March on BBC Two.


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