Defra has published the summary of responses and government response to the recent consultation on UK mandatory water efficiency labelling. There were a total of 98 responses to the consultation. The majority of respondents supported the introduction of a standalone mandatory water efficiency labelling to deliver the policy, with 74% of the responses agreeing or […]

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The government has published its response to the recent consultation on the expansion of the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan to cover coastal and estuarine waters. In summary Government expands plan to tackle storm overflows, including all coastal and estuary sites Marine protected areas and shellfish water protected areas made a priority Plan to drive […]

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Defra has published a summary of responses and the government response to the recent consultation on continuous water quality monitoring and event duration monitoring. The consultation sought views on the government’s proposals to enhance the monitoring of storm overflows and final effluent discharges into watercourses Some key points from the government’s response Urban Pollution Management […]

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Ofwat has published a consultation on its approach to introducing the water efficiency fund that the regulator confirmed in the final methodology for the 2024 price review. The final methodology said that “PR24 will introduce a fund of up to £100 million to help stimulate a transformative, sustained and measurable reduction in water demand nationally, […]

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Spring, the innovation off-shoot of UKWIR, is seeking sector-wide views on the UK 2050 Water Innovation Strategy (published in 2020), to inform the future direction of the joint document. Spring, the UK & Ireland centre of excellence for water innovation, is inviting water professionals to complete a survey to share their views on how they […]

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The UK government is consulting on the expansion of the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan to cover coastal and estuarine waters. Defra wants to know what you think about these changes, including: expanding the targets in the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan to cover coastal and estuarine waters developing an ecological standard for coastal and […]

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Defra is seeking views on the government’s proposals to enhance the monitoring of storm overflows and final effluent discharges into watercourses. This consultation closes on 23 May 2023. Consultation description The Environment Act 2021 introduced requirements for sewerage undertakers to: monitor sewerage assets and the impact they have on their local environment, and publish data […]

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