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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...

Drainage contractors' proposition to water firms

19/03/2014
The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) has made a proposal to water and sewerage companies (WASCs) aimed at creating a mutually beneficial environment. Peter Stacey, chairman of the NADC, explains: "We understand that during the AMP 5...

Water UK takes fresh look at water re-use

10/03/2014
Water UK is bringing industry professionals together to take a fresh look at water re-use. It says water reuse technology has been used in sustainable housing developments for some years but has not been adopted more widely. Together with Defra, the...