DEFINITION: A lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.
DEFINITION: A lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.
Unsustainable water abstraction processes and infrastructure, compounded by climate change and population growth, will result in parts of southern England running out of water within 20 years.
The trade body representing the UK's water sector has criticised the Government's previous action and planned moves for water efficiency in homes and business, as water use is set to rise amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has proposed the introduction of a "personal water target" which would legally require individuals to keep their water consumption within a certain "budget".
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched a new campaign to donate up to half a million litres of clean water to in-need communities around the world, and is encouraging UK citizens to take part by watching and sharing a new docuseries.
John Lewis & Partners has become the first UK retailer to apply for a water self-supply licence, in a bid to reduce water use and deliver savings.
A quarter of the world's population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report has revealed.
With entries now open for edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Water Management Award, Adnams.
Nottingham City Council has been granted a licence to self-supply water from next month, in a bid to minimise costs and cut water wastage.
This new and updated edie Explains guide breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a circular economy for your business.
Global sugar producer AB Sugar has partnered with WaterAid to launch a new initiative aimed at spurring innovation that can solve the challenge of water loss in agriculture.
What are Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) in the context of renewable energy? Which organisations are most suited to adopting CPPAs, and what are the business benefits of doing so?
UK-based water companies Severn Trent and United Utilities are among a group of 10 global water firms to have jointly launched a new innovation fund aimed at supporting green solutions to the sector's biggest sustainability challenges.
The UK has declared a climate emergency and the Government has set a legally binding target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This one-hour webinar takes the form of a live Q&A session with a range of climate policy and business energy experts to explore how businesses should respond to the situation.
With the UK having just declared a climate emergency and Government advisers calling on policymakers to set a net- zero carbon target by 2050, edie's latest report explores eight potentially game-changing innovations that will help businesses lead the charge towards the so-called 'climate turning point'.
Produced as part of edie's 30 Under 30 initiative, this Playbook offers practical advice on how sustainability and energy professionals can embody 'excellence' in 2020.
This edie insight report maps out a blueprint for smart, sustainable business in 2020, helping energy and sustainability professionals get ahead of the curve to deliver a flexible energy future.
This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Katie Leggett, innocent Drinks' sustainability manager.
As the movement towards net-zero carbon takes hold across the commercial sector, this fresh insight report looks at how manufacturing companies are driving forward their own goals.
This live, online masterclass helps sustainability and energy professionals get to grips with Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), which came into force in April 2019 and affects almost 12,000 businesses across the country.
edie's second Business Energy Barometer report maps out the key energy drivers, challenges and opportunities facing UK businesses, based on an in-depth survey of energy managers across the country in the past quarterly period.
Accountancy firm PwC has revealed to edie that it is only 1% off its Mission Possible target following extensive work on sustainable, healthy food options within its staff restaurant facilities.
This live, online masterclass offers sustainability and energy professionals a unique opportunity to experience how Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) can be utilised by end-user businesses to achieve renewable energy commitments - all in under an hour.
Food and beverage giant Nestlé has announced that its European business is following in the footsteps of its UK operations by signing up to the European Plastics Pact to help achieve its goals of ensuring packaging is 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025.
The edie Leaders Clubs are dedicated communities for more than 600 sustainability and energy leaders. They are exclusive, member-only programmes of free networking events, industry briefings and workshops which allow members to connect with one another, share ideas, gain valuable recognition and develop their careers.
With entries now open for edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year award, Nutreco and Skretting.
This edie insight guide provides sustainability and environmental professionals with a detailed breakdown of all of the key elements of the UK Government's Resources and Waste Strategy, and what they mean for business.
Sushi chain Itsu and gourmet food retailer Cook have become the latest firms to join City to Sea's Refill campaign, aimed at reducing the public's reliance on single-use plastic water bottles.
This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Olivia Green, sustainability coordinator at Wessex Water.
Organisations looking to understand the benefits of Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) for renewable energy now have access to a free 'edie Explains' guide which breaks down everything you need to know about them.
By installing drinking fountains at its stations as part of the Refill campaign, Network Rail has helped to mitigate the use of three million single-use plastic water bottles over the past two years.
With Boris Johnson entering number 10 as the new Prime Minister, the likelihood of a no deal Brexit has increased. This download, originally published in April, explores the potential exit scenarios and the impacts they will have on UK sustainability, energy and environment policy.
Almost a year since it was introduced, this business guide to Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), provides energy and sustainability professionals with everything they need to know about the legislation and how to comply.
Last week, edie undertook a masterclass with Smartest Energy on evolving your energy strategy for net-zero, which included a case study with property giant JLL.
A coalition of big-name businesses including BP, Amazon and Exxon Mobil are being targeted by a coalition of investors demanding that they disclose more information on their environmental impacts.
Businesses across the UK are feeling the sting of rising energy costs, along with Governmental pressures to decarbonise to meet carbon reduction goals. This had led many to seek out effective and affordable methods of reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
CtrlPrint: The world leading remote authoring service for corporate reports & collaterals has once again looked at the reporting landscape and produced an insightful and valuable report for all those concerned with Sustainability Reporting.
London's Canary Wharf has today (5 June) become the first commercial centre in the world to be awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine charity Surfers Against Sewage, one year after its managing body Canary Wharf Group launched its flagship plastic reduction scheme.
This one-hour webinar, hosted in association with Carbon Credentials, will help businesses overcome the challenge of calculating, reporting and ultimately reducing ‘Scope 3' supply chain emissions on the path to achieving approved science-based targets.
edie's brand-new Business Energy Barometer report maps out the key energy drivers, challenges and opportunities facing UK businesses, based on an in-depth survey of energy managers across the country.
Members of the UK's sustainability and energy management communities have descended upon the NEC in their thousands, with sessions at full capacity throughout the first day of edie Live 2019 and the action now set continue into the second and final day (22 May).
This exclusive edie report showcases world-leading and potentially game-changing examples of sustainability in action across the Mission Possible campaign's five pillars: Energy, Resources, Mobility, The Built Environment and Business Leadership.
This webinar, brought to you in association with Centrica Business Solutions, will showcase specific examples of how businesses have aligned ambitions and launched new projects tailored towards achieving some or all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Find out the full detailed profiles of our winners at the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards in our special report following our glittering ceremony on 5 February.
This second annual survey reveals what "business leadership" looks like for sustainability, CSR and energy professionals across the UK, following our inaugural report in 2019.
This brand-new edie report maps out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 - Climate Action - within the next decade.
This one-hour webinar will hear from the leading businesses and experts that are reaching the ‘climate turning point' by scaling-up efforts to drastically reduce energy and resource use through net-zero targets and strategies.
French bottled water company Evian is set to begin trials of a new refillable in-home water appliance next month, in a bid to gauge consumer appetite for lower-plastic alternatives to single-use bottles.
The Co-op has announced new goals to reduce its direct emissions by 50% and product-related emissions by 11%, after reaching a previous carbon goal three years ahead of schedule.
In 2016 Morgan Sindall were appointed principle contractor on the Pentrehafod Comprehensive School project, which completed in November 2018.
This insight report, produced in partnership with UK Power Networks Services, investigates some of the game-changing developments which are driving e- mobility and accelerating the sector forward into the next decade.
This new edie explains guide looks at Energy-from-Waste (EfW) and the associated technologies and issues surrounding the topic.
How, exactly, does energy storage work? What are the business benefits of deploying commercial battery systems? And how can they interact with other onsite technologies such as renewable energy systems to create a ‘decentralised’ business?
Experts across energy management came together at edie’s SPARK! 2.0 event to discuss the role that energy data could play in the delivery of targets and overall strategy.
Experts across energy management came together at edie’s SPARK! 2.0 event to discuss how organisations could accelerate their transition away from ICE vehicles to all-electric fleets.
During the SPARK 2.0 event, energy and sustainability professionals discussed the barriers to behaviour change and how businesses could harness the wider awareness of the climate strikes to engage all staff members on the need to manage energy use.
This one-hour webinar, hosted in association with edie’s upcoming Sustainability Leaders Forum 2020, will explore how businesses are using the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFDs) to align with investor needs and enhance their sustainability strategies.
January is now probably just as synonymous with retail discounts as it is with New Year's resolutions. But following a year of unprecedented climate activism, how are retailers planning to increase sustainability action and embed a 'purpose-beyond-profits' approach in 2020?
A coalition of more than 40 water companies, green groups and charities have today (30 July) launched a new behaviour change campaign aimed at helping businesses and individuals to use less water.
Unilever has posted strong progress towards its manufacturing waste, low-carbon energy and water abstraction goals, while also revealing that is it off-track to meet its sustainability commitments regarding the consumer-level water and waste footprint of its products.
edie's third Business Barometer for 2019 sets out the key challenges and opportunities for energy leaders and managers going into 2020 and the next decade of climate action.
Following the introduction of Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), this new report looks at how energy and sustainability managers are getting to grips with the new compliance issue - and what the future looks like for reporting.
This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Ross Houghton, CSR manager at global facilities management (FM) firm Atalian Servest.