Water companies pledge to provide real-time data on sewage overflows

The Storm Overflows Taskforce has agreed to set a long term goal to eliminate harm from storm overflows as part of efforts to tackle river pollution

UN: Climate crisis partly to blame for world hunger increase

More than 820m people did not have enough to eat last year

Water restrictions likely next spring if winter rainfall is below average

A delay in refilling groundwater aquifers could increase the risk of drought in the east and south east of England in 2019

United Utilities calls off hosepipe ban in England

It may still need to introduce it at a later stage if dry weather continues

Environment Agency: Climate change increasing UK flooding risks

Intense flooding will become more frequent in the UK as a consequence of climate change. The warning from the Environment Agency’ (EA) follows a pattern of severe flooding over the past 10 years, “linked to an increase in extreme weather events as the nation’s climate changes”. It adds as intense storms are becoming more frequent, […]

Hosepipe ban could be lifted ‘sooner than expected’

Thames Water said it may lift its hosepipe ban after wet weather in the country reduced the risk of drought. This will be done as long as the British weather does not take ‘an unexpectedly Saharan twist.’ This seems to confirm the Environment Agency’s statement last month that drought is over in some parts of […]

Want a flood warning? There’s an app for that

Homeowners and businesses will be able to keep tabs on the risk of flooding in their area with a new online application called ‘FloodAlerts’, which launched on social media site Facebook this week. People in England and Wales will be able to use the app, which is licensed by the Environment Agency and uses live […]