The water environment and climate change

  • Efforts to address climate change and water poverty must go hand in hand

    A major challenge facing all water companies is ensuring water and sewerage services can meet the needs of future customers in our changing climate, and in a way that protects our environment. Meeting this challenge will require a long-term vision, planning, decisive action and significant investment. And for customers, this investment means they are likely…

  • Video: Neve, 14, quizzes her water company on climate change

     You can watch a version with Welsh subtitles on our Youtube channel. Young people are set to experience some of the worst impacts of climate change, including water shortages and flooding. To coincide with COP26, CCW invited a future water customer from Stockport to interview the Director of Environment at her water company to…

  • Man getting into wheelchair

    Blog: Think climate change, think accessibility

    When you think of COP26, the link to people in vulnerable circumstances may not immediately spring to mind. Yet one of the main objectives of the summit is to challenge countries to adapt to protect communities and natural habitats. This includes building defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and…

  • A woman holing her hands under an outdoor tap that is not running

    Blog: Climate change is all about water – let’s make COP26 count

    The latest UN international climate conference, or COP26, is weeks away (COP stands for Conference of Parties and the 26 indicates that this is the 26th one – catchy, eh?). Water, of course, is high on the agenda. Water is the first way most people, wherever they are in the world, have experienced the impact…