Interesting piece in The Guardian The government has “no idea” how much water is being taken from rivers and groundwater, according to an Environment Agency (EA) whistleblower, as swathes of England remain in drought despite recent heavy rainfall. The whistleblower told the Guardian that the EA’s regulation of water abstraction points for farms, small businesses and private […]

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National Drought Group forecasts drought may remain beyond spring 2023.  Average rainfall levels over winter will still not be sufficient to avoid impending drought or drought conditions next year, the National Drought Group has forecast. At a meeting on 14 October, chaired by Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan, members discussed projections for a […]

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Water scarcity has already proven to be a significant impact in eastern parts of Scotland this year as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveals the extent of extreme, dry conditions experienced.     This summer in the east was the tenth driest in 100 years. Eight out of the last 12 months saw below […]

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National Drought Group states that careful and proactive management of water resources is needed throughout the winter to reduce the risk of drought next year.     Participants at the latest National Drought Group (NDG) meeting have set out further action needed now and over winter to mitigate the impacts of drought on water supplies, agriculture and […]

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