A major report on the UK’s infrastructure has been published by the National Infrastructure Commission. it covers energy, transport, water and waste, and says there are large gaps in investment and many areas in which the UK’s existing infrastructure is poorly maintained and inadequate. Overall, investment of about £30bn a year from the taxpayer and […]

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The Environment Agency has developed an operating framework for water supply reservoirs and flood risk management. This framework will: help decide which water supply reservoirs can provide flood risk management benefits enable consistent local decision making We have designed this framework to support engagement between the: Environment Agency water companies other partners, including local communities […]

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Plan now to avoid drought next summer, National Drought Group told The latest National Drought Group meeting reiterates expectation that water companies start planning now to manage potentially significant impacts next year. Water companies must start planning now to avoid potentially significant water supply and environmental impacts next summer, National Drought Group members were told […]

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National Drought Group states that careful and proactive management of water resources is needed throughout the winter to reduce the risk of drought next year.     Participants at the latest National Drought Group (NDG) meeting have set out further action needed now and over winter to mitigate the impacts of drought on water supplies, agriculture and […]

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This summer, Water UK is reminding the public of the dangers of unauthorised swimming in reservoirs with a simple message – don’t swim on a whim! With temperatures hitting new highs and the start of the school summer holiday, many will be looking for ways to pass the day and stay cool. While reservoirs can […]

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From HR Wallingford Ahead of an upcoming ministerial direction in relation to reservoir safety, HR Wallingford is advising Bristol Water on updating its reservoir emergency flood (on-site) plans. The imminent amendment to the implementation of the Reservoir Act 1975 will make it a legal obligation for reservoir owners to have a written detailed plan for […]

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