Countries must work collectively to build resilience and prepare themselves against drought, United Nations officials stressed today, highlighting the extensive costs of this global threat.
The UK Government says it is “on track” to improve infrastructure delivery and reduce construction costs by 15 per cent as it publishes the second annual report of the three-year Infrastructure Cost Review Programme.
With decreasing water supply among the top five risks to humanity in the next ten years, the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) is calling for land degradation to be reversed and the environment to be the focus of economic development.
The Government must do more to encourage innovation within the UK water industry, MPs have urged in a new report on water quality.
The UK has ranked top for satisfaction with drinking water quality in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation Development’s (OECD) latest Better Life Index.
A leading British academic is arguing that without major changes in the structure and behaviour of key institutions in England , including the water companies, the Cabinet Office, Defra,, the Environment Agency and Ofwat, a complete transition to adopting surface water management systems using Green Infrastructure (GI) in England will not happen.
A two week visit to Southeast Asia by Trade & Investment Minister Lord Green to promote high value opportunities for British businesses in the region begins this week.
IGas, one of the leading producers of onshore hydrocarbons in the UK, has said that UK shale gas reserves could be up to 20 times greater than originally thought following the completion of its studies of shale under its 100% owned licences in the North West of England.
The UK economy would have grown three times faster over the last year if the government had stopped the decline of the UK construction industry, according to new analysis of official figures published by the TUC.
The water companies have been flagged up in new policy guidance published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as potential financial contributors to Catchment Management initiatives aimed at improving water quality.