Protecting customers where there are very material differences between companies’ re-submitted plans and Ofwat’s wholesale cost assessment. ‘Ofwat has written to Bristol Water, Thames Water and United Utilities to tell them that it is already clear that very material differences remain between their re-submitted plans and our assessment of efficient wholesale costs.  The Thames tideway […]

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Defra  want to know what you think about proposed changes to the Specified Infrastructure Project Regulations (also known as the SIP Regulations).   The changes will affect Infrastructure Providers. These are independent companies licensed by the water regulator (Ofwat) to finance and deliver large or complex projects, like the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The proposed amendments would […]

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Marine Ripple  ‘Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish. The study, published in Global Change Biology, found only 38% of the eels that were exposed to ship noise responded to an ambush from a predator compared to 80% in normal ocean […]

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Expression Of Interest: Local climate resilient futures This call is seeking expressions of interest for action research projects to support the development of local climate resilient futures, including an inbuilt evaluation of impact. Further information We wish to fund two/three projects which will bring together local authorities, communities and other agencies to develop strategic responses […]

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