Linking policy into practice EEA’ According to the European Environment Agency, a better mix of measures including pricing and awareness campaigns is needed to improve the sustainability of water use. The briefing summarises the main findings of a new assessment, coordinated by the EEA, which focuses on how household water demand is managed — […]
Waterwise: Last month Waterwise set out an ambitious blueprint for a water-efficient UK in its Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK. Over coming months we will be pushing forward with the actions recommended in the strategy, working with others – including some of you. Read our blogs on how the strategy relates to: delivering water savings in […]
Thanks to Nathan Richardson for the heads up on this. This consultation covers a very wide range of natural resources issues suggesting that Wales may potentially go it alone in a number of areas including on abstraction reform in the absence of a Water Bill plus stronger measures around SUDS (see Chapter 6).
The Environment Agency has published plans ordering Southern Water to reduce its abstraction from the River Test by 40 per cent. New licence revisions will mean the level of abstraction permitted will be cut from 136 to 80 million litres per day. Abstraction will also be restricted when river flow drops below 355 million litres per […]