‘Parts of UK could run out of water in around 20 years’, new study warns

The demand for water in England is estimated to ‘exceed supply by between 1.1 billion and 3.1 billion litres per day by the 2050s’

Battery set up could make water bills more predictable

2MW battery will connect to solar panels at the Clifton Marsh wastewater treatment works, which serves 260,000 homes and businesses in Lancashire

Could new smart meters save millions of litres of water from leaking?

Yorkshire Water thinks so – it is working with Itron to trial the new devices, which it believes could save up to 250,000 litres of water per burst pipe

Camel cull in Australia aims to alleviate drought and protect Aboriginal communities

Around 10,000 camels will be shot and killed following complaints that they are drinking too much water

Irish wave energy device headed out to Hawaii for one-year testing phase

Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave power generator is as tall as a three-storey building and more than 35 metres long

Ofwat tells water firms to cut bills by 12% before 2025

The water regulator says returns on invested capital will be capped at a rate of 5.02%, down from the current limit of 6.64%

Water saving at work ‘is lagging behind turning off the taps at home’

Despite nearly two-thirds of public sector workers in England and Scotland saying they have cut the amount of water they use at home, less than half are taking these practices to work

Water industry promises action plan to achieve 2030 net zero goal

It is working with international consultancies Ricardo and Mott MacDonald to develop the plan detailing the measures the sector will deploy to achieve the target

Kingspan pledges zero carbon manufacturing by 2030

Its commitments include powering 60% of all Kingspan operations directly using renewable energy over the next decade

Anglian Water heads towards net zero with renewable energy deal

Investment manager NextEnergy Capital is to build a series of solar projects at Anglian Water sites to help the firm decarbonise its energy use