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Data check: Water abstraction in England

Data check: Water abstraction in England

A look at the latest estimates of direct abstraction from non-tidal surface water and groundwater...

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Land, Ecology & Development

Beavers move into Essex after 400 years

Two Eurasian beavers have been released in Finchingfield, Essex, as part of an Environment Agency flood management programme.

Water resources, efficiency

25 years until England’s water demand outstrips supply, EA chief warns

Water supplies in England will be outweighed by demand in the early 2040s creating a ‘jaws of death’ scenario unless action is taken, the Environment Agency’s chief executive has warned


Environment Agency to delay river basin plan consultations

The Environment Agency (EA) has decided to delay two consultations into reviewing and updating England’s river basin management plans (RBMP) but says the new plans will still be in place by December 2021


Waste firm to launch landfill leachate purification pilot

A waste firm and a water purification company have secured government funding for a pilot project that aims to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from leachate produced at a landfill site


Environment Agency efforts fail to stem river abstraction

Abstraction from rivers in England has increased despite Environment Agency (EA) efforts to cut it back to protect wildlife, new figures show



International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

Land, Ecology & Development

What will the £5bn WINEP programme mean for consultancies?

The 2021-25 Water Industry National Environment Programme is the biggest scheme of environmental works yet to be undertaken by water companies. ENDS looks at the opportunities it will bring for consultancies

Land, Ecology & Development

Natural England: What’s in Tony Juniper’s in-tray?

With Tony Juniper poised to take the reins at Natural England, Rachel Salvidge asks what actions should feature on his to-do list

Land, Ecology & Development

Deep issues: Why groundwater pollution is so hard to beat

The saga of bromate pollution still underlying the St Leonards Court housing estate in St Albans 19 years after it was detected is a reminder of just how difficult cleaning up groundwater can be.

Environmental Politics

DEFRA’s water environment proposals: 6 things you need to know

DEFRA is consulting on its plans to improve the water environment, which include getting tougher on abstractors, mandating drainage and wastewater plans and introducing a new charging methodology. Here’s what you need to know about the proposals

Environmental Politics

What does DEFRA’s water abstraction crackdown mean for industry and the environment?

DEFRA’s softly-softly approach to reforming its system of abstractions from rivers and groundwater has brought comfort to industry and frustration to environmental NGOs in equal measure

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