Category Archives: Water Use

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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Ukraine Law “On Commercial Heating and Water Accounting”


On 2 August 2017, the Government of Ukraine brought into force a law on commercial accounting of utility services where all buildings connected to centralized heating and water supply systems must install meters for thermal energy and water. The new … Continue reading

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Consultation: Water Supply and Sewerage Licensing – Updating Security and Emergency Measures Directions


A limited consultation (1 August – 29 August 2017) has been started for a revision to the Directions made by the Secretary of State (Defra) and the Welsh Ministers to Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Undertakers) and to Water Supply and/or … 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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ISO Water Footprint Standard Published


After a short development, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a water footprint standard to help businesses and other organizations measure their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution. The new International Standard, ISO 14046:2014 entitled Environmental … 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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