This consultation seeks comments on Defra’s plans to simplify environmental guidance. We want to make it easier for users of government guidance to understand environmental regulations. We will be focussing on different topics throughout this consultation period. Find out what topics are currently being reviewed. The regulations themselves will stay the same. Flood and Coastal […]

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Flood news is an excellent overview of recent news on UK flooding: to subscribe to this FREE monthly eNewsletter please click HERE NFF: A Manifesto For Flooded Communities The National Flood Forum (NFF) is asking flood hit communities to help prepare a Manifesto for Action on Flooding.  Over the next two months they are asking individuals and Flood Action Groups across […]

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The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy has launched a new inquiry into EU Regional Marine Co-operation EU      Regional Marine Co-operation – Call for Evidence Areas of interest What are the principal risks to the EU’s      marine environment? How much of a threat are conflicts between users of […]

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Containment News (or perhaps better put ‘lack of Containment’ News) is free monthly newsletter provides an utterly depressing litany of pollution incidents – over 25 is this issue alone – which have degraded the water environment and cost significant efforts to rectify and that shed light on the ongoing issues, many of which, with effective […]

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Sept 24th;   Chris Vivian: With regard to the ‘Monetizing Nature’ item, you might be interested in these additional reports/comments from the Heinrich Boll foundation on the same subject – see: https://www.boell.de/en/2014/01/21/valuing-natural-capital-or-devaluing-nature https://www.boell.de/en/2014/05/09/new-economy-nature https://www.boell.de/en/2014/04/11/value-nature   Sept 2nd This is an interesting article which provides an overview of the current tensions on monetising nature. Barbara Unmüßig August […]

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Thinking on sustainability is pervasive throughout the water sector but this book takes a close look at the challenges that society and business face as they address the major water challenges It uses thinking on integrated approaches – not least the three capitals model – to explore our response to these challenges from  flooding, water […]

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Click here for more information Xochitl Rojas-Rocha    ‘Offshore wind farms are turning into seal hunting grounds. The wind farms Alpha Ventus, 56 kilometers from Germany’s shores, and Sheringham Shoal (pictured), 23 kilometers from the United Kingdom’s shores, have become home for fish and crustaceans homing in on invertebrates like mussels clustered on the massive structures. […]

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