Defra publish strategic policy statement Water UK Communications: Defra publish their strategic policy statement for the water industry for consultation. This document sets out the government’s strategic priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England. We welcome the move to a more concise SPS which clearly highlights securing long-term resilience and protecting customers […]

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Severn Trent starts work on £300m Birmingham Resilience Project Water Briefing: Severn Trent Water has finally started work this week on its £300 million Birmingham Resilience Project after years of planning. An official groundbreaking ceremony was help at Lickhill, near Stourport, where the local Mayor, Councillor Henderson was on hand to put the first spade in […]

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Closing date: 16:00 on 23 March 2017 NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on enhancing resilience of UK peatlands. This is one of two potential strategic programme areas (SPAs) which have emerged from the ideas process for strategic research. Any potential SPA […]

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Ofwat’s Cathryn Ross has set out the regulator’s key themes for PR19. The first is customer service, with Ofwat expecting to see a step change from companies, “no longer an analogue service in a digital age”. The second is resilience, where companies should “anticipate and respond to shocks related to networks, ecosystems and communities”. The […]

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