Category Archives: Water Pollution

CONSULTATION: UK National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Providers


Under the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended), all UK ports, harbours and oil-handling facilities must submit Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP) to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), or, … Continue reading

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New Groundwater Vulnerability Maps to be published for England & Wales


Currently, the Environment Agency are updating their groundwater vulnerability maps to reflect improvements in data mapping and understanding of the factors affecting vulnerability. Additionally, there will  new groundwater vulnerability maps for Wales, which have been developed using the same method. … Continue reading

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Water and Sewerage Companies’ Performance Report 2017


Within the United Kingdom, there are nine water and sewerage companies that operate wholly or mainly in England, providing clean (drinking) water and waste water (sewerage) services. It should be noted that there are an additional 10 water-only companies providing … Continue reading

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Framework and Tools for Local Flood Risk Assessment


The opportunities for fully informed and professional Flood Risk Assessment is taking a giant stride with the publication of the final Environment Agency Final Report on a framework and Tools for Local Flood Risk Assessment. The output from this project … Continue reading

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ConnectRight campaign: End Misconnections


The ConnectRight campaign, being launched on 27 February 2014 by Dan Rogerson, United Kingdom Minister for Water. It is an initiative for, both businesses and the public and aims to raise awareness about water pollution, urban drainage and sewerage misconnections to help prevent this … Continue reading

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Environmental report for further onshore oil and gas licensing


As highlighted in my earlier post Regulatory Roadmap: Onshore oil and gas exploration in the UK regulation and best practice regarding the environmental permitting regime for the onshore oil and gas industry, the United KIngdom Government is pushing ahead on its commitments … Continue reading

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Regulatory Roadmap: Onshore oil and gas exploration in the UK regulation and best practice


The United Kingdom Government has published a “regulatory roadmap” setting out the series of permits and permissions developers need to obtain prior to drilling for onshore oil and gas, to provide certainty to investors and local communities about the role of the … Continue reading

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