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7 Apr 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Sewage discharge into England and Wales rivers doubled in 2020. Storm overflows are associated with climate change.
17 Mar 2021 LONDON
England's water industry seeks public dialogue.
14 Mar 2021 LONDON
Imperial College, London research finds environmentally friendly, water efficient fire suppressant to suppress difficult-to-killdpeat fires.
12 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to a new report.
6 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to the 2020 Global Water Report issued 3 March by the CDP. The report also notes progress in water use, with two/thirds of the nearly 3,000 participating companies saying they are reducing or maintaining water withdrawals, while more than half are monitoring the quality of their wastewater discharges...
4 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Two communities on the Niger Delta have won the right to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts over decades of oil pollution that has damaged rivers, coastal areas and farmland as well as health, The UK Supreme Court overruled a previous Appeal Court finding that there was no real issue to be tried...
21 Feb 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
"Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better,” said Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on 2 February as he presented his highly anticipated review, "The Economics of Biodiversity". Water challenges feature high in the 600-page “Dasgupta Review”, which examines the economics of biodiversity and lays out a framework for a radical move away from economic thinking that measures progress in terms of global GDP...
16 Feb 2021 LONDON
Campaigners have called legislation designed to reduce water pollution caused by agriculture in England “useless” as data reveals there have been no prosecutions or fines issued despite regular documented breaches of the rules. The Environment Agency has documented 243 violations of the “farming rules for water” since they came into effect in April 2018...
27 Jan 2021 LONDON
An estimated 3,460 of the UK’s “high consequence” flood defences were in such a state of disrepair in 2020 they were deemed unfit for purpose, according to Environment Agency inspectors. A report based on freedom of information requests found that 6 per cent of the UK’s flood prevention barriers and embankments – or one in 20 – were judged to be in so poor a condition in 2019/20 as to be effectively useless, the consequence of years of battering by heavy rainfall.
25 Jan 2021 LONDON
The environment secretary, George Eustice, has made a commitment to reducing releases of raw sewage by water companies into rivers and coastal waters. Eustice said there was “still too much reliance” by water companies on storm overflows to discharge sewage into waterways. A government taskforce set up following growing pressure over sewage pollution in rivers announced that water companies had agreed to be more transparent about pollution discharges from storm overflows...
9 Jan 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries...
11 Dec 2020 London, United Kingdom
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility with a record 106 corporates, including 34 “new achievers” meeting the NGO's "A List" requirements in the category of "Water Security".CDP's work with water security motivates companies to disclose and reduce their environmental impacts by using the power of investors and customers...