Sept 24th  Comment on the Defra Consultation by Peter Bide http://www.susdrain.org/community/blog/suds-consultation-a-flow-of-good-ideas/ Sept 16th  Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems – Defra Consultation Overview Defra: ‘The independent review into the causes of the 2007 floods (The Pitt Review) concluded sustainable drainage systems (commonly known as SuDS) were an effective way to reduce the risk of ‘flash-flooding’ which occurs when […]

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http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html  The Ocean goal (14) is set out below  UN  ‘The countdown to the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 grows apace with the recent adoption of an ‘outcome document’. Goal 14 covers the oceans At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, governments agreed to set a number […]

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TWO Consultations The EU is consulting on the future EU initiative on ‘No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services’. In the EU, as in other parts of the world, we are continuing to lose biodiversity and with it, the ecosystem services that nature provides to human society. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims […]

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This series of articles has been brought together by the Finacial Times illustrating both the challenges of water scarcity and the creative responses that industry have developed to meet this challenge.   Financial Times: ‘Businesses are having to adapt to rising water costs around the world and rivalries mount over poorly managed supplies of a resources […]

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This competition is focussed on the Environment Agency’s need to measure river flows in challenging locations where existing standard instrumentation cannot be used. However, a solution that could also be deployed in less demanding/normal river conditions would be ideal. The Environment Agency requires a non intrusive method of river flow measurement which is capable of […]

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NEF ‘These five sets of briefings cover: UK marine capture fisheries; Infrastructure, aggregates and shipping; Marine Energy (renewable and non-renewable); Fisheries flows and aquaculture; and Recreation. These broad groups reflect the main socio-economic ‘sectors’ which use the UK marine environment. The series presents information about marine industries in terms of the people they employ (both […]

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