In 2017 it was announced by conservation charity Buglife, that the River Waveney, located on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, was one of the most polluted rivers in Britain. This pollution has been caused by agricultural activities such as the harvest of sugar beet on the surrounding land and the use of pesticides. For decades these harsh chemicals have spread to the water which has caused the area seen a decline in aquatic fish, birds and insects such as bees. Today, the water of the River Waveney is both beneficial to the local economy yet destructive to the ecosystem. Ruined River explores the tensions that can be found in between the water and the land in this traditionally picturesque area.
Hannah Goldsmith • Poppy Gooch • Erin Hanlon • Chloe Henry • Shannon Kenny • Heather McGuinness • Chloe Pothecary •