New commitments from the water industry to increase transparency around storm overflows Real-time data on sewage discharges into bathing waters to be made available all year round Environment Secretary to work with Philip Dunne MP […]
Widespread winter flooding has once again highlighted the urgent need for a national strategy which gives farmers a key role in water management, say industry leaders. Large areas of farmland were once again left under […]
Campaigners in Ilkley hope River Wharfe designation will ‘trigger a clean-up’ of local sewage system A stretch of river in Yorkshire will become the first in the UK to be given bathing water status in […]
Planning applications have been submitted for Portsmouth Water’s Havant Thicket reservoir, the first reservoir to be built in the UK in 30 years and a key piece of infrastructure to secure reliable water supplies for […]
Water UK has urged the government to go further to improve water efficiency and protect the resilience of supplies. Responding to the publication of the National Infrastructure Strategy, a spokesperson for the company said: “We are calling […]
Heavy rain in Herefordshire last week led to a number of pollution incidents caused by soil running off into rivers and large quantities of mud washing onto the county’s roads resulting in hazardous driving conditions. […]
The Government’s proposed Environment Bill falls “woefully short” of its vision to protect the environment when the UK leaves the European Union, according to scrutiny by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The EAC says it […]
Following its consultation held between November 2017 and February 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) has updated its Enforcement and Sanctions Statement and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance so that the two documents are now combined into […]
A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong.
The Environment Agency’s consultation on updating its enforcement and sanctions policy documents closed on 15 January 2018. This article considers the proposed changes.