Brits ‘waste 70m litres of water every day’ while preparing tea

A quarter of tea drinkers don’t know how much water it takes to heat just one mug’s worth, according to a report

Online platform helps financial institutions measure climate impact

Around 120 financial institutions have access to the platform, with $5.8bn of climate disbursed loans reported so far

Government to set out legally-binding targets to build back better and greener by end of 2022

Introduced to underpin the Environment Bill, the ‘ambitious’ targets will also apply to any future governments

Balfour Beatty confirms exit from gas and water markets

The company said the gas market is no longer considered viable to the group ‘because of the unfavourable working capital and onerous terms and conditions’

Affinity Water achieves industry’s ‘largest leakage reduction’

The 15% fall has been achieved for the five years to March 2020, in addition to achieving the lowest ever levels of leakage for 2019/20

Severn Trent discovers ‘quicker and cheaper’ way to treat sewage

Engineers at Newent treatment works have improved the process by putting sewage through an additional tank containing thousands of tiny plastic discs

Water regulator Ofwat appoints first Head of Wales

Bethan Evans will take on the role from 1st September 2020

Time to tighten the taps on water retailers

Since the business water retail market was deregulated in April 2017 many water consumers are still struggling to receive accurate invoices.

‘Parts of the Thames see 94,000 microplastic particles flow through water every second’

Three separate studies have found high levels of microplastics are impacting the river, seriously affecting its inhabitants, habitats, water column and shoreline

EIB backs water quality in the Netherlands with €190m loan

The funds will support the upgrade of production installations, storage facilities and pumping stations across the Evides estate