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Ambitious new vision for water

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The water industry in England has set out an ambitious new vision for the 2020s with the publication today (Monday 3 September 2018) of a Manifesto for Water.

It reveals plans for a major investment programme in services, a significant cut in leakage, an overall real-term reduction in bills, and a big increase in help for people who struggle to pay. It also includes a new programme for helping the environment which will see 8000 km of rivers cleaned and improved.

European Waters - status and pressures

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report published this week found that around 40% of monitored rivers, lakes, transitional waters and coastal waters are currently in good ecological status, while only 38% are in good chemical status. 9% of natural rivers are classified as being in high ecological status. The most commonly reported pressure related to ecological status concerns hydromorphological pressures affecting over 40% of surface water bodies. The report includes important statements and conclusions supporting the WFD and recommends better implementation.

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