Almost all of England now officially in drought

All of the south-west of England has been added to the list of regions granted drought status

Thames Water announces hosepipe ban

The ban, which is due to come into force on 24th August, will be introduced due to “unprecedented weather conditions”

Cornwall’s ‘first hosepipe ban in 26 years’ to be introduced next week

The temporary water use ban will come into effect next Tuesday

Fears rise in German industries as Rhine River evaporates

A German business group has said chemical and steel industries could soon be forced to switch off as low river levels makes it hard to transport cargo

Companies fined for sewage leak killing fish

A £60k fine was given out after more than 2,400 fish were killed

Severn Trent pours £78m into bathing rivers project

The investment aims to improve bathing quality along 49 kilometres of river

River to heat historic York building

A river water source heat pump will help York Guildhall to save around 40 tonnes of carbon a year

British cheese factory accused of poisoning salmon and other fish in major river pollution incident

Pollution incidents in the River Inny allegedly led to fish kills in 2016 and 2018

Thames Water fined £4m for 30-hour waterfall of sewage discharge

The incident is believed to have killed approximately 3,000 fish

Glastonbury fish in ecstasy – or are they?

Scientists have found cocaine and MDMA in a river near the festival from public urination – impacting the health and wellbeing of wildlife