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New online network supports those at risk of flooding

31/10/2011
A new support network for those affected by and at risk of flooding has been created on Facebook. Flood Group UK is a new page to help communities at risk of flooding to support each other. It has been launched by government organisations and flood...

Thames Tunnel plan 'should be reviewed'

31/10/2011
Plans to build a so-called "super sewer" in London should be reviewed, an inquiry has concluded. Thames Water said the sewer would stop millions of tonnes of sewage leaking into the River Thames every year. But the Thames Tunnel Commission...

Confusion over Suds definition scuppers sustainable development

28/10/2011
A veil of confusion and mystery still surrounds the new sustainable drainage systems (Suds) regime, implemented by the Flood & Water Management Act, making it difficult to have useful and productive discussions on the subject. Suds are a facet of...

MPs question public appointments strategy after Ofwat recruitment failure

28/10/2011
Failure to identify a successor to Ofwat chairman Philip Fletcher after a seven month search led MPs to question the government's public appointments strategy this week. The search for someone to head the water regulator is to be re-run after online...

Taking cautious steps in 'water footprinting'

28/10/2011
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's latest policy position statement welcomes the role that concepts such as water footprinting can play in raising awareness, but urges caution over ignoring the complexity of factors such as...