From Water Briefing The number of disasters has increased by a factor of five over the 50-year period, driven by climate change, more extreme weather and improved reporting. However, thanks to improved early warnings and disaster management, the number of deaths decreased almost three-fold. Extreme weather events cause US$ 3.64 trillion in economic losses. According […]

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EA ‘The Environment Agency’s 12 week consultation on changes to the way organisations and individuals are charged to abstract water from the environment has been launched. These changes are to help better manage and protect our water resources. Based on recent projections, more than 3.4 billion additional litres per day will be needed in England […]

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Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd last week spoke about water scarcity at the WWT event ‘Water Security in a Changing Environment’. “Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic and there is no vaccine to cure it. Most of the world will be living with water stress in the next few years. […]

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Last week, The Rivers Trust launched Water for Tomorrow, a new €4m cross-border project that will help to improve how local areas mitigate and adapt to the threats of increased future water scarcity and drought in England and France. Water for Tomorrow is an EU Interreg France (Channel) England project which will develop and test innovative water management tools […]

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