Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency are developing a scheme under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) called the Water Environment Grant (WEG) to fund improvements to the water environment. The proposed scheme is being designed to support delivery of projects that are currently funded through the Water Environment […]

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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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The Water, Energy & Food Nexus An array a high level inputs has informed a new report by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology summarises current understanding of the interactions between water, energy and food production and examines how nexus approaches can be used to inform policy decisions. It says that failure to take […]

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My thanks to Bruce Horton for pulling this together. The Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Marrakech (COP22) ratified the Paris agreement and also produced a wide range of really useful and interesting reports and initiatives for those in the water and energy sectors. At COP22 in Marrakech, the Paris agreement (which has been ratified […]

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