Climate change ‘will result in higher water bills for consumers’

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests the cost of treating and managing water supplies is set to increase as the UK experiences increasingly long and hot summers

Flooding in Bangladesh
Climate change threatens a third of Bangladeshi children

A new UN report warns 19 million children are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters

Drought
Warmer Arctic temperatures ‘could cause drought elsewhere’

A new report suggests results this results in less precipitation, weaker cyclones and weaker wind flows around the rest of the world

Yorkshire Water wants a ‘straightforward conversation’ with customers

The water firm believes making its data public will help people think more about reducing their usage

UK commits £170m for climate projects in developing countries

Prime Minister Theresa May also pledged to share the UK’s expertise to help nations transition to cleaner and greener energy systems

UK public urged to use water wisely

The Environment Agency responded to a 33% increase in drought-related incidents this summer

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, say researchers

They found natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere during the driest years

Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain ‘vulnerable to water shortage’

The World Resources Institute is developing an early warning satellite system to scan dams and shrinking reservoirs

Cape Town running out of water in mega-drought

Cape Town is experiencing a once-in-300-year magnitude drought. The World Water Council says the South African city is preparing to turn off its taps as it nears ‘Day Zero’, the date it will completely run out of water. At the moment this is expected to occur on the 11th of May if it doesn’t rain, […]

‘Extraordinary weather’ to make 2017 one of hottest years

This year has been forecast to be one of the three hottest years on record. The world has seen many high impact events in 2017, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It found the average global temperature from January to September 2017 was round 1.1°C above […]