Better Thames Network


The Better Thames Network is a research project maintained by the University of Westminster. Visit our parent site at:

How we work

The Better Thames Network is a Knoweledge Exchange Network, funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC). It is a collaborative project between the University of Westminster and the Environment Agency.

Dr Sharron McEldowney, Chair, Westminster Water Science and Principal Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences is the Principal Investigator (PI) for this project and Professor Ian Foster, University of Northampton is Co-PI.. Dr Helen Millier, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, is responsible for the day to day operation of the Network.

A Management Group comprising representatives from the Environment Agency and the Universities of Northampton and Westminster are responsible for the strategic direction of the network.

An Advisory Panel of more than 40 members from  Academic Institutions and Stakeholders from within the Thames River Basin area meet twice yearly to contribute research ideas and promote networking and information sharing.    

A key objective of the Network is to hold twice yearly workshops on subjects pertinent to improving compliance with the Water Framework Directive and the outcomes from these workshops may be accessed via the workshops section of this site.  


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