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Chris Smith: Extreme weather is UK's number one challenge

23/04/2014
The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains, according to Environment Agency chairman Chris Smith. Britain’s wettest winter for 250 years also underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with future...

Excellent water quality at more bathing beaches than ever, says Marine Conservation Society

21/04/2014
Water quality is excellent at more bathing beaches than ever, according to the annual Good Beach Guide. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has recommended 538 out of 734 (73%) UK beaches tested during last summer as having excellent water quality....

Reduce London's flood risk with sustainable drainage says Environment Committee

07/04/2014
The London Assembly Environment Committee has called for more impetus on sustainable drainage and river restoration to reduce flood risk. The committee says that focusing on these initiatives will create space for flood waters to be held higher in the...

Water retail ‘will be a bit like energy industry’

03/04/2014
Retail competition in the water sector from 2017 will result in the sector becoming “a bit like the energy industry”, according to the commercial director at Thames Water. Speaking at Sustainability Live in Birmingham, Piers Clark said that there will...

Thames Water seeks international backers for London super-sewer

25/03/2014
Thames Water has started the hunt for international investors to fund the construction of its £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel. Britain’s biggest water firm will formally advertise for backers in May in a process led by the investment bank UBS. Rather than...