Defra  want to know what you think about proposed changes to the Specified Infrastructure Project Regulations (also known as the SIP Regulations).   The changes will affect Infrastructure Providers. These are independent companies licensed by the water regulator (Ofwat) to finance and deliver large or complex projects, like the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The proposed amendments would […]

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Marine Ripple  ‘Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish. The study, published in Global Change Biology, found only 38% of the eels that were exposed to ship noise responded to an ambush from a predator compared to 80% in normal ocean […]

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Expression Of Interest: Local climate resilient futures This call is seeking expressions of interest for action research projects to support the development of local climate resilient futures, including an inbuilt evaluation of impact. Further information We wish to fund two/three projects which will bring together local authorities, communities and other agencies to develop strategic responses […]

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CMS News routinely promotes a specialist newsletters which provide a rich vein of information. This week the Coastal Communities Alliance News covers a range of the Governments recent summer spending on coastal communities. David Cameron’s words would be worth noting for the future reference!  To go to the Coastal Communities Alliance site click here. David […]

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Water UK and its members do not support or oppose the exploitation of unconventional oil and gas. This position paper outlines our understanding of possible impacts on water and waste water services.  As with any activity of this nature there are inherent risks. Evidence suggests that these risks can be mitigated given proper enforcement of […]

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This newsletter provides a good overview of Government’s fishing programmes and their interaction with other marine programmes. To read the newsletter click here Contents include: Regional fisheries management The reformed Common Fisheries policy establishes a regional approach to fisheries management. This is first being used to develop regional discard plans to support the implementation of […]

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MCCIP website has recently been updated with new marine climate change news and events. Below is a brief summary of the new items that have been added. For more details on all of the items listed below, simply go to http://www.mccip.org.uk/ and go to the relevant links in the ‘news and events’ box on our […]

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Defra  ‘The Government response to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) consultation on proposals for the UK monitoring programmes has now been published. You can find it at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/marine-strategy-framework-directive-measuring-progress-in-uk. The UK Marine Strategy Part Two has also been published at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/marine-strategy-part-two-uk-marine-monitoring-programmes. This provides a description of the UK’s MSFD marine monitoring programmes. The Directive requires […]

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