The European Commission has expressed significant reservations about Member States’ achievements to date in implementing the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.  The Commission’s recent analysis of the first phase of MSFD implementation shows that much more progress needs to be made to “avoid an insufficient, inefficient, piecemeal and unnecessarily costly approach to the protection of the […]

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BBC Online ‘Plans have been submitted for a £850m tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay which could provide power for 120,000 homes for 120 years. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd says it is the first step towards developing technology that could meet 10% of the UK’s electricity needs from the tides. The six-mile-long U-shaped seawall will […]

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Engineering Natures Way Written By: Alex Stephenson Director, UK Stormwater Division, Hydro International ‘It seems almost unbelievable. Yet another SuDS delay. Six years after 2007 floods that prompted ‘urgent action’ and right in the midst of more severe storms and floods, the Government has confirmed it will not meet its target of implementing SuDS regulations […]

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