This month we’ve been talking a lot about water – why we need it, where it comes from, how to storage, save and measure it… But it’s also been featured in the media a lot this month too.
Environment Bill: Government U-turn over water firms dumping raw sewage after fierce backlash
The change in direction comes after several Tory MPs faced a huge backlash from constituents when they voted down the amendment to the Environment Bill tabled by the Lords last week.
Why water is the next net-zero environmental target
Net-zero pledges have become more common among companies and governments as concerns over climate change and the planet’s environment continue to grow.
While much of that has focused around curbing greenhouse gas emissions, there is a wave of net-zero pledges that focus on water.
The UN, whose COP26 climate conference takes place this week, is predicting that there will be a 40% shortfall in freshwater resources by 2030.
Corporations are pledging to be ‘water positive’. What does that mean?
Reuse, watershed restoration and new cooling methods back companies’ commitments to conserve scarce water resources.
Sir James Bevan sets out hopes of keeping the 1.5°C target alive at COP26, but warns whatever is agreed the damage from climate change will be felt for decades.