The majority of householders have no conception of how much water they use, with 78 per cent believing they consume under 60 litres a day. This is according to a new survey from Water UK, which says the results underline the need for education around the value of water to help people lower their usage.
The long-awaited Environment Bill will enshrine protection for waterways that may include new PCC targets, changes to abstraction licences, review of agricultural and wastewater pollutants that enter waterways.
Welsh Water has secured £60,000 to fund a scheme that converts sludge to hydrogen fuel for its vehicle fleet and has added solar arrays at three of its sites. The new initiatives are part of the company's efforts to cut carbon emissions across its estate.
Water cannot be excluded from energy and planning discussions if the UK is to meet its commitments to net zero, according to a new paper from the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum that recommends ambitious targets for consumption and calls for mandatory sustainable drainage and water labelling.
Rachel Fletcher chief executive at Ofwat told investors that the regulator hopes to see nature-based solutions as the go-to choice in PR24 business plans as well as a clear route for reaching carbon net-zero
Meeting the challenges of climate change, over population and PR19 will take innovation and collaboration both within and beyond the water sector. To realise this, a water "centre of excellence" has been conceived and will be launched in the spring.
Innovation in the water sector should not overlook the role the non-household suppliers and customers can play. MOSL has urged the sector to include non-household usage, data and the stakeholders as it moves forward with the 2050 Water Innovation Strategy