River basin management
Scotland issues formal consultations on sustainable water management
Two public consultations have been launched to help inform the next stage of Scotland's plans for sustainable management of rivers, lochs, estuaries, coastal waters and groundwater.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, July 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 publication of a new directive to protect Europe's marine environment, tax breaks on energy-saving items for residential landlords, and worries about forthcoming Scottish legislation on power generation.
SUDS – where there’s a will…
The use of sustainable urban drainage has been limited to flood risk management. However, the EIC's Water Pollution Control Working Group believes further benefits can be provided and is publishing a paper - the SUDS Position Paper - outlining what those are. Richard Whale explains.
Edie environmental legislation summary (June 2005)
In this month's Semple Fraser and Edie News round-up of new policies and recent changes to legislation that will impact the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally: First COP of POPs; Gothenburg protocol; WEEE; Health and Safety; water services; and packaging obligations.
Ministers ratify agreement on the Danube and Tisza
The countries of the Danube River Basin endorsed the Danube Declaration on 16 December pledging to strengthen transboundary cooperation on sustainable water resource management within the region. The Declaration was finalised at the first ministerial meeting of the Danube River Protection Convention in Vienna.
John Batty of the Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries (SBWWI) identifies some market opportunities in the AMP4 determinations.
SBWWI's membership is made up of contractors, manufacturers and consultants from the water sector. SBWWI members, working in partnership with the water companies, will have the task of delivering the AMP4 capital maintenance and investment programmes authorised by Ofwat in the final price determinations.
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