Claudia Sadoff, director general of the International Water Management Institute, argues that our efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and address food security could be counterproductive if we don’t pay more attention to water and its use. Few details were revealed about Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ new US$10bn Bezos Earth Fund to tackle climate change, […]

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Severn Trent outlines ambitious sustainability commitments for the future £1.2 billion investment Water Briefing Severn Trent Plc is today hosting a Capital Markets Day, focusing on the company’s approach to sustainability and the benefits it can deliver both for the environment and for wider stakeholders. The water company is making a number of ambitious long-term commitments […]

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The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), the initiative to drive collaborative water management across England, has published its annual report that includes a summary of the environmental work undertaken by its 106 river catchment partnerships nationwide. The benefits arising include improvement of water quality, addressing flood risk and water scarcity and empowering local communities through citizen […]

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling on the Government to put in place a long-term strategy to deliver a nationwide standard of flood resilience by 2050 – with funding for flood risk management increasing significantly over the coming decades. The call is among a range of recommendations the Commission has made in the first-ever National Infrastructure […]

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Bruce Horton update on Climate change and water 1.  State of the World’s Water As the latest UN Climate Change Conference kicks off in Germany, a new report on the state of the world’s water warns that 5 billion people could face water shortages by 2050, as a result of increased demand, pollution and climate […]

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