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SDS Market Development Manager and stormwater treatment specialist Jo Bradley writes in this month’s edition of CIWEM’s ‘The Environment’.

In her article she recounts how one heartbreaking night in summer 2013, thousands of fish died when torrential rain washed a cocktail of pollutants into London’s River Lea from the surrounding road network. The pollution consumed the last gasps of oxygen left in waters stressed from weeks of drought.

The tragic incident was recalled in a first-of-its-kind study published in December, which identified road runoff as the biggest single polluter of London’s rivers. The study maps the hot-spots that desperately need interventions such as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to reduce toxic concentrations.

Jo’s full article can be read on Pages 30 and 31 of the April issue of  CIWEM’s publication “The Environment”.