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New maps to help prepare for flooding

30/12/2013
Improved flood maps from the Environment Agency will help communities and businesses protect their properties from flooding. The maps show areas of the country at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea as well as new national scale maps of surface...

Severn Trent takes full ownership of joint venture business

23/12/2013
Severn Trent Costain has become Severn Trent Services, after the water company bought Costain’s minority shareholdings in three joint venture companies worth £12 million. The sale and transfers saw Severn Trent become the full owner of three companies...

Sir Neville takes helm at Thames Tideway Tunnel

14/12/2013
Sir Neville Simms has taken the helm as chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the company charged with raising £4.1bn to fund construction of the so-called “super sewer”. The former chairman of Carillion and International Power, who helped lead the...

Water companies hit with £500m overcharge bill

12/12/2013
Contractors in the water industry are overcharging through staffing costs, according to the Orange Partnership. The auditors said that the overcharging had formed part of a raft of recently uncovered overcharges, estimated to cost the industry more than...

CCC: Little progress made on limiting flood risk

02/12/2013
There has been limited progress on reducing flood risk in the UK and the rate of deployment would "have to increase by a factor of 20" if the cost effective potential is to be exploited, says the Committee on Climate Change. In a letter to the...