Tag: Environment

‘Think Like a River’ – Institute of Water Environment Conference Review

If you could ask a river what it thinks about what the human race is doing to it the answer is likely to be pretty damning. Every river in England is polluted and fails on chemical standards. Those in the rest

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SocEnv Awards nomination deadline extended

As a member of the IWater registered as a CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech, you can highlight your outstanding work by winning at the 2022 #SocEnvAwards. Two prestigious awards are available: – Environmental Professional of the Year 2022 – Registrant Newcomer

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UNITED UTILITIES PUBLISHES ROAD MAP TO BETTER RIVER HEALTH

Better rivers will help bring about a better North West.  That’s the message from the region’s water company which has today published a series of commitments to kick start a river revival over the next three years. The four-point plan

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LAKE DISTRICT RESERVOIR PARTNERSHIP SETS BAR FOR LANDSCAPE STRATEGY

A ground-breaking partnership between a water company and a nature conservation charity is becoming a must-see destination for policy-makers in the world of nature conservation and rural affairs. United Utilities and the RSPB have been working together at Haweswater Reservoir

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Yorkshire Water backs ban on plastics in wet wipes

Yorkshire Water has called for a ban on plastics in wet wipes and all single-use sanitary items, as well as an end to ‘Fine to Flush’ labelling and the introduction of mandatory ‘Do Not Flush’ warnings on single use sanitary

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Yorkshire Water outlines £13m infrastructure investment to improve river Wharfe

Yorkshire Water will invest up to £13m in its wastewater network and treatment works, upstream of a stretch of the River Wharfe at Ilkley designated as an inland bathing water, to help improve water quality. The utility company has called

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Learning the microbead lesson

A UK-wide prohibition on the use of plastic microbeads came into effect in 2018, but what fundamental lessons can we learn from this high profile case? Dr Rachael Benstead, senior aquatic ecotoxicologist at translational science and research organisation, Fera Science

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Environmental charities receive over £2.2 million from businesses which broke environmental law

Environmental charities and projects will benefit from more than £2.2 million in payments thanks to enforcement undertakings agreed with the Environment Agency. Companies and individuals will make the payments for environmental offences including pollution of rivers or the sea, not

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