World Rivers Day is an annual celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead.

To mark the day, on 24th September, Canterbury & District Inter-Faith Action (CANDIFA) organised a walk from Westgate Gardens to Hambrook Marshes. Lynne Broadbent, CANDIFA chair, said: “What a fabulous Saturday morning we had! There were over twenty of us, members and guests, walking along the banks of the River Stour, a beautiful river valley – our walk interspersed with readings from different faith and belief traditions about the significance of water.” At the end of the walk, all present joined in a pledge to cherish our rivers, lakes and seas, recognising our dependence on water and the kinship of all life.