Environment Agency CEO calls for “complete gear change” in how water companies and water users think about how they use water.     The National Drought Group (NDG), made up of senior decision-makers from the Environment Agency, government, water companies and key representative groups met again (23 August) under the chairmanship of Sir James Bevan, […]

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Jamie Hannaford, Principal Hydrologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, looks at the current water resources situation and how it may evolve in the coming months using Hydrological Summary, Hydrological Outlook and interactive water situation monitoring tools.  Given the current low river flows, soil moisture and groundwater levels and reservoir levels, there is […]

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The recent heatwave has put huge pressure on water resources and water companies. The BBC reported that water providers across the west are urging customers to use water responsibly “for the benefit of everyone”. They warned that an “extraordinary” demand due to the hot weather could see a drop in water pressure and potentially affect […]

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From Waterbriefing On 17 January 2022 regional water resources groups, made up of water companies and other water users and stakeholders, launched 5 emerging regional water resources plans for consultation. Introducing the review, the Agency said: “We are now at a pivotal point of opportunity for water resources management. In March 2020, the Environment Agency […]

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