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Environment Agency responds to BBC investigation into potential dry spills

The Environment Agency has responded to the BBC's investigation into England’s water companies discharging sewage when the weather is dry. The investigation suggests 6000...

Association for Consultancy and Engineering publishes plan for next government

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering, the voice for consultants in the built and environmental industries sectors, has published A Plan for the Next...

“Ofwat has failed – we need a new regulator”, GMB congress hears

The water industry has been the topic of discussion at the GMB Union's annual conference in Bournemouth this week, as union members call for...

Welsh Water fined £90,000 for polluting River Wye near Hereford

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Welsh Water Ltd for breaking conditions of an environmental permit at a sewage treatment works near Hereford between...

CBI and IEMA respond negatively to Conservative Manifesto regarding green economy

Both the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) have responded negatively to the Conservative Party Manifesto...

IEMA responds to Liberal Democrats manifesto

Sarah Mukherjee, CEO for the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), which represents almost 22,000 environment and sustainability professionals, has responded to the...

British Water launches annual Water and Wastewater Company Performance Survey

British Water, which represents the interests of the UK's water and wastewater supply chain, has launched their annual Water and Wastewater Company Performance Survey. Every...

New poll finds most people think main parties falter on nature and climate crises in the run up to General Election

A new poll published this week reveals how badly people think all main parties are faring on tackling the nature and climate crises. It reveals...

Green Jobs Plan must not be kicked into the long grass by the next government, says the IEMA

The next Government must commit to delivering the Green Jobs Plan – that was due to be published in a matter of weeks –...

Check the weather, check the water urges SEPA, as Scotland’s bathing waters season begins

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is encouraging visitors to "check the weather, check the water” via SEPA’s bathing waters website before heading to...

Publication of water company draft determinations to be delayed until 11 July

The economic regulator of the water sector, Ofwat, has confirmed it will delay its publication of water company draft determinations until 11 July 2024. Previously...

Anglian Water Services Ltd convicted in Environment Agency case

Anglian Water Services Ltd has been found guilty of failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement to provide records by the Environment...

ACE and EIC members call for dedicated infrastructure minister following NIC’s Infrastructure Progress Review

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) have called on the Government to appoint a dedicated infrastructure minister,...

Government Ministers receiving regular updates on South West Water’s Boil Water Notice

Government Ministers are receiving regular updates on the situation in Devon following the detection of cryptosporidium in water supplies. Ministers are meeting with senior...

Window closing on infrastructure catch up, warn government advisers

Failure to go further and faster over the next five years on plans for infrastructure delivery could constrain economic growth and threaten climate targets,...

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