The water environment and climate change

  • Climate change: a challenge we cannot afford to ignore

    Not a day seems to pass at the moment without some reference to climate change in the media – but how often do you read beyond the headlines? For many of us it might seem like a dull subject for boffins to tussle with, while the rest of us get on with our daily lives. … Continued

  • Get your home wrapped up for winter

    After one of the hottest summers on record the looming prospect of a cold winter is enough to send a shiver down the spine. But that’s nothing compared to the damage freezing temperatures can do to our home’s water pipes if we leave them exposed to the cold. There are lots of simple things we … Continued

  • Water way to start saving this summer

    In the UK we each use an average of 141 litres of water every day – but as the temperature rises so does our water usage, with paddling pools at the ready, thirsty gardens and even thirstier people. This rise in demand can mean supplies become stretched, with the absence of rainfall making our natural resources less plentiful. … Continued

  • Water Watchdog shines a light on reducing pollution in the North East

    The efforts made by water companies to safeguard water supplies from pollution will come under the spotlight when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Newcastle on Tuesday (June 5).  The Water Watchdog’s board meeting in public at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, will give members of the public the opportunity to hear how water … Continued

  • Make saving water the habit of a lifetime

    Today marks the end of Water Saving Week but we hope for most of you it’s just the start of a lifetime commitment to use water more wisely – and encourage others to do the same! If you’ve been following the campaign over the last week you should have soaked up lots of good reasons … Continued

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    BLOG: Is resilience really a ‘big scary challenge’?

    Mike Keil, our Head of Policy and Research, says talking to consumers as real people will help the water industry get its message across about the need for resilient supplies and services. As the water industry gears up for the next price-setting process (the 2019 Price Review or ‘PR19’) one of the ‘big scary challenges’ … Continued