This article appeared in New Civil Engineer (19 Sep) The water industry should not fear a no-deal Brexit, a senior Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) figure has claimed. Following revelations of the details of Operation Yellowhammer, the codename used by the UK Treasury for cross-government civil contingency planning for the possibility of a […]
The Environment Agency is seeking views on changes to the water company drought plan guideline and the new and updated supplementary guidance. the supplementary guidance covers Environmental assessment, Actions in an extreme drought and Worked examples.
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published a new report, Regulation of the Water Industry. It says that Droughts of the type experienced in summer 2018 will become more frequent and drought resilience will require increasing the supply of water alongside reducing demand. The Committee found that a “shocking” three billion litres of […]
The water industry has submitted plans to Ofwat that detail how companies intend to address the shortcomings identified in their handling of the “Beast from the East”. A Water UK report can be accessed here and Thames Water’s report is available here. It follows widespread disruption to the network in the aftermath of the freeze/thaw […]