Defra: A review of 145 UK projects and initiatives involving private sector investment to improve natural capital has just been published by Defra. The aim was to provide a preliminary oversight of the current state of private sector investment in natural capital and ideas on how this can be scaled up. DEFRA required a rapid review […]
Defra consultation Water quality: updating the public and private drinking water regulations Defra ‘We want to know what you think about our plans to update the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (‘public regulations’) and the Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (‘private regulations’). These changes will only apply to England. The changes will bring […]
A section of Northumberland coastline supporting 200,000 seabirds gets greater protection. The newly designated Northumberland Marine Special Protection Area (SPA) stretches 12 miles from the coastline into the North Sea, and covers an area of more than 120,000 football pitches. It’s the most important site in the UK for Arctic, common and roseate terns, the second […]
In March 2017 Defra announced it would develop a National Policy Statement for water resources. This briefing note gives an introduction to this work and explains what is happening next. Click here to download the briefing note.