Bob Earll      Each week in preparing Water News I scan the Defra website. This week this site is awash with individual regional calls for projects under two themes: Call for project’s promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management’ Call for project’s focusing on preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency’ This is […]

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In his 2017 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged to build an economy “fit for the future” by announcing new air quality funding, tax incentives for electric cars, and measures to combat plastic waste. Hammond dedicated much more time to the green economy than previous Budget announcements; also covering off diesel tax, driverless vehicles and […]

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The government has published its new Industrial Strategy. One of the ‘sector deals’ announced covers artificial intelligence, which could “could dramatically reduce the amount of water needed for agriculture”. The Strategy also says that “developing a National Policy Statement for water resources to ensure that businesses and households in England can continue to rely on […]

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