Ofgem will be legally required to consider the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions target in all decision making, after the UK Government backed down to widespread pressure. The legal mandate is included within an amendment to the Energy Bill. The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) has said it will amend the regulator’s existing […]

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Farmers could soon be reimbursed for creating water storage ponds or water “batteries” as part of an innovative drought-prevention project that has today received funding from Ofwat’s Innovation Fund. With droughts affecting the UK for much of last summer, the project, from Westcountry Rivers Trust and South West Water, will not only contribute to better […]

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The Rivers Trust will co-lead an innovative new project working to remove barriers and develop new enabling mechanisms for the adoption of nature-based solutions at a catchment scale. The project has been officially announced, thanks to a successful bid to the Ofwat Innovation Fund, led by The Rivers Trust, United Utilities, Jacobs, and Mott Macdonald. […]

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On 11 May, Ofwat Chief Executive David Black spoke at the CCW and MET Office climate change adaptation event in Exeter. This document contains his full speech and slides which talk about the water sector’s role in adapting to climate change and how PR24 will drive companies to accelerate efforts.

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Ofwat chief executive David Black has provided a check list for water companies hoping to make the case for bill increases to fund a step-up in investment at PR24 amidst a cost-of-living crisis and falling public trust. Speaking at a British Water event, Black identified a number of priorities Focus on what matters to customers […]

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As part of our PR24 Price Review, water and wastewater companies in England and Wales are currently developing their plans for 2025 to 2030. The plans will cover everything each company does now and what it will do in the future. Ofwat and CCW want you to have your say on these plans. Each company […]

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