This government wants clean and safe rivers, lakes and seas, and we have been clear that we will hold water companies to account if they do not comply with our environmental regulations.
The latest National Drought Group meeting forecasts average rainfall over winter will not be enough to prevent drought conditions in some areas next year.
There has been widespread media coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement that he will bring forward proposals to raise the civil penalty for water companies who pollute the environment by 1,000-fold - from £250,000 to up to £250 million.
There has been positive pick-up of Water Minister Steve Double’s calls for greater investment from water companies to address leakage, at a time when water resources are in the spotlight as parts of the country move into drought. Writing for …
Today there has been widespread coverage of water company performance in light of ongoing dry weather.
Today we are looking at coverage of the government response to the EAC report into water quality in rivers.
Today we are looking at media coverage of an amendment to the Environment Bill related to sewage discharges from storm overflows.
Time-limited position statement has robust conditions in place to mitigate risks to the environment
Ofwat has confirmed a final package of investment from water companies to deliver lasting environmental improvements.
This afternoon’s blog looks at media coverage of the Environment Agency’s annual assessment of the environmental performance of England’s water companies.