Two: sessions with video recordings Witness(es): Professor Nigel Watson, Professor of Geography and Environmental Management at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University; Professor Steve Ormerod, Professor of Ecology/Co-Director Water Research Institute, Cardiff University; Dr Michelle Jackson, Associate Professor of freshwater/marine ecology, Somerville College, Oxford University Witness(es): Guy Linley-Adams, Solicitor, Salmon and Trout Conservation; Amy Slack, […]

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Link to the Inquiry here Written evidence from Water UK here Written evidence from Ofwat (rather weak and very non-committal) here Main article from Utility Week (scroll down to hear about use of artificial intelligence to map spills of untreated sewage) Eliminating the use of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) could cost £100 billion and nature-based […]

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Environmental Audit Committee – New Report in time for the Budget ‘VAT reductions to encourage energy efficiency, the use of recycled materials, and repair services are among recommendations the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) makes as it publishes its report on how to ‘grow back better’ after covid-19 – to create a greener, healthier and more […]

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Environment Audit Committee  ‘Establishing a Nature Volunteer Force (Citizens’ Army) to monitor invasive species is one of a number of recommendations the Government is exploring following the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on Invasive Species. Read the Government Response [HTML] and [PDF] Inquiry: Invasive Species  Urgent action needed Last year, the Committee published its report on invasive species, finding that they […]

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