A piece by Kevin Grecksch of University of Oxford from The Conversation: Prolonged periods of intense heat affected large parts of the UK and Europe this summer. These conditions forced parts of the UK into an official drought, with restrictions on water use imposed for the first time since 2012. Despite recent autumnal weather, parts of the country remain […]

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Most parts of the UK have seen significant rainfall over the last few days, but the drought is not over. Latest news includes Hosepipe bans in Yorkshire Water (from 26 Aug) and potentially Thames Water Environment Secretary meeting with water companies Sir John Armitt, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, calling for greater investment in […]

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From Ofwat Ofwat is today releasing new figures that shed light on the water industry’s performance on reducing leakage. The provisional figures show that three quarters of the companies are meeting their leakage targets and some have reduced leakage by more than 10% over the past two years. Ofwat has strongly pushed companies to cut […]

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News release from Turner & Townsend: With water companies expected to be set ambitious targets for the next five-year regulatory period by Ofwat and other regulators, we have partnered with British Water’s Water Industry Forum (WIF) on a paper exploring the optimal delivery model for Asset Management Period 8 (AMP8). WIF has launched  ‘The Optimal […]

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