Bathing water quality
Leader interview: Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith
"The biggest challenge for water by a long way is the developing impact of climate change. That's going to determine everything that happens in water policy over the next 30 to 40 years."
EEA data reveals 'encouraging' improvement of EU bathing waters
Europe's bathing water quality has improved with 94% of bathing sites in the EU now meeting minimum standards.
EA calls for action to improve bathing water quality as testing begins
The Environment Agency (EA) has begun testing England's bathing waters to improve water quality and protect England's £3.6bn seaside tourist economy.
Majority of EU bathing waters meet quality standards
A new report has revealed that 92.1% of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive.
Ireland's bathing waters continue to improve
Irish bathing water standards have come up trumps again in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, with nearly 100% hitting EU mandatory standards in 2011.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, June 2008
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the changes this month are regulations looking at water quality in Scotland and Northern Ireland and law monitoring Scottish nature conservation sites.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (April 06)
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see revisions to EU clean water rules with a new version of the Bathing Water Directive, while in the UK new ETS allocation rules provide for pre-2004 installations.
Will Broad of Atkins says SUDS are a better alternative to conventional surface-water management
Neat solution gives high quality effluent
Hollow-Fibre Membrane Bioreactors are helping to raise the standard of wastewater treatment in UK. Jack Noble, Managing Director, ZENON Environmental (UK) looks at two rural, and highly sensitive case studies.
More to be done
Catherine Wright, AMP4 project manager at the Environment Agency, sets out the regulator's views on the current Water Pricing Round
Into the breach
Environment Agency chief executive Barbara Young tells Rob Bell about her plans for the Agency in 2004, and why the regulator's performance is constantly getting better
Jersey: laying down the law
Gerry Jackson tells WWT his responsibilities as Jersey’s water regulator
Firsts for second city
The Main Drainage Scheme gives Cork its first WwTW and city centre sewerage system
Black and Veatch's Frank Rogalla looks at thermal drying of wastewater biosolids
Southern Water's capital investment plan begins to pay dividends
Peter Minting looks at the design and performance of long sea outfalls
Are our beaches coming clean?
Despite a wealth of projects and a lot of money, Britain's bathing waters are still falling foul of EU law. Chris Webb looks at what has been done and what work needs to be undertaken
Wessex upgrade aimed at sea change
The IT network is at the heart of the modern STW. A recent project to improve bathing water quality at Weston-super-mare demonstrates the levels of sophistication now required.
Stormwater project meets first major challenge
Water quality has finally shown some signs of improvement off Brighton's beaches, following the completion of what is claimed to be Europe's largest stormwater storage tunnel by Southern Water. Peter Minting reports.