Water Fair to be held at Linklater Pavilion in Lewes

Ouse at Lewes
Ouse at Lewes

A water fair will be held in Lewes to teach people about flooding, water quality and usage at the Linklater Pavilion on Saturday March 7.

It will feature talks from experts, as well as a chance to learn about the River Ouse catchment area at the pavilion which is at the Railway Land Nature Reserve, in Railway Lane.

The fair is being staged by the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust and the Sussex Flow Initiative Project.

Vice chairman of the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust Sam St. Pierre said: “People should find it interesting.

“They should come away with more knowledge about their environment that they are living in and particularly about water, than when they walked in.

“The aim is to get people aware of the flood risk and that we are living in a water distressed area.

“The amount of water we have in South East England is less per head than the population of Jordan.

“We have the lowest rainfall in the whole country and the highest population density.”

The event will bring together organisations working within the Ouse and Adur catchment focused on the water environment, including the Environment Agency, Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council and South Downs National Park.

Others will include the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve, Southern Water, South East Water and the University of Brighton.

It will give residents the chance to talk to organisations working with water and learn more about plans around Lewes and the River Ouse.

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