Water White Paper
Government condemned for 'disappointing' draft water bill
The Government's draft water bill lacks ambition and the plans are unlikely to provide the necessary changes within an acceptable timescale, according to the latest Westminster Sustainable Business Forum publication.
Lack of government action increases UK water risk
The risk of flooding and water shortage in 2013 has increased because the Government has been 'too slow' in taking action to improve water management in the UK, warn environmental leaders.
Government urges water sector to smooth out investment cycles
Water companies could save more than £1bn if the problem of cyclical investment in the sector was properly addressed according to the latest government findings.
Defra draft Water Bill opens up competition
Businesses in England could save £2bn under new plans unveiled today allowing them to "shop around" for their water and sewerage suppliers.
Government under fire for weak stance on water metering
Support has come flooding in for a new report that slams the Government's approach to water metering as "weak" and raises concerns over whether plans outlined in the Water White Paper will be enough to stop rivers running dry.
Business engagement will drive economy, says Ofwat
Managing business customer expectations and creating a sustainable water supply legacy needs to be the challenge water companies address, according to Thames Water and Ofwat.
Increase water bills, says Lords
Government must allow the cost of water to increase and act faster than the Water White Paper suggests - if the UK is to protect its dwindling water resources.
Shadow minister calls for industry roadmap to decarbonise water
Shadow water minister Gavin Shuker has called on the Government to draw up a national roadmap to reduce emissions from the water and wastewater sectors.
Interconnection is key to UK water scarcity challenge
The UK faces some serious challenges if it is to maintain the balance of water supplies through the 21st century. Steven Lambert, principal consultant at Isle Utilities, believes interconnection and innovation is the answer
Industry looks East
The White Water Paper sets out plans to stimulate further investment in the UK water industry. British contractors should not be surprised to find themselves competing against Asian companies, says Dean Stiles
Spelman urges UK to 'save water' as South East is declared in drought
The UK must "find a way to save water" in order to ease the strain on water supplies and reduce the effects of drought, according to environment secretary Caroline Spelman.
'Committed to change' say water company bosses
A commitment to change, a focus on sector resilience and protecting investor confidence are key to the future of the water sector, according to an engaging session led by two water company chief execs last week.
Water demand management an increasing challenge for UK, warns Defra director
The UK's water resources are "already under pressure" and water demand is set to increase, according to Defra director Sonia Phippard, who has also raised concerns over affordability and environmental issues.
Water industry debates challenges post Water White Paper
UK water industry experts gathered in London today (February 2) to discuss the future of the water industry following the release of the Government's Water White Paper (WWP).
Water White Paper: Energy industry reforms will boost water consumption
An influential paper on the future of water use in the UK has highlighted the likelihood of the energy industry increasing its demand.
UPDATED: Water White Paper published
The overdue Water White Paper has today (December 8) been unveiled by government - gaining a generally positive response from industry.
Water White Paper must address 'blight' of AMP cycles says EIC
The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has launched a lobbying campaign ahead of the much-anticipated Water White Paper to ensure it's not "an opportunity wasted".