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Sound of a River

Download a comic which explores nature based solutions to modern environmental challenges.

Sound of a River is an innovative downloadable graphic comic based in the Stroud district.

Written by Stroud District Council officer Chris Uttley and illustrated by local artist Joe Magee, the book tells the story of Monica, a girl who sets out to find out why her house has flooded. She travels back in time to learn that historical changes made to the way the river flows have not only resulted in the loss of wildlife and plants, but also increased the likelihood of flooding.

The title is based on the idea that a healthy river generates a variety of sounds, therefore the healthier and more natural the river, the more sounds it creates. Historical land drainage and river engineering have simplified and deepened channels, speeded up flows and causing the river to fall silent.  

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