Could desert-based renewables bring rain to the Sahara?

Researchers suggest solar panels and turbines could kickstart a cycle of increased precipitation

Flood risk from groundwater in London and Thames Valley

Parts of London and the Thames Valley are at risk of flooding from extremely high ground water levels. The warning from Thames Water comes as spring and river water is running directly into the sewers, which are designed to take only wastewater from homes and businesses, is putting the network under “considerable strain”. In the […]

Flood warning for North of England

People in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, the Wirral, North Cheshire and Lancashire are being advised to prepare for flooding from tomorrow afternoon through to Saturday, after the Met Office warned of very heavy rain. The Met Office issued an amber severe weather warning for heavy rain across parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire. The Environment Agency said 50 to 60 mm […]

Wettest April leads to drought review

The drought order in parts of England has been lifted after the recent rain. Today the Environment Agency published its weekly drought update which shows the wettest April on record and more rain this month has significantly increased river and reservoir levels. Because of this it has lifted the drought status for South West England, […]

Water White Paper makes a splash

What does the shake up mean for businesses and consumers? Other water stories: Charity calls for water metering Government “shied away” from mandatory water changes Big changes for water sector mustn’t dry up UK competitiveness Homeowners must not subsidise cheaper water bills for businesses