Newcastle hopes to tap deep heat with 2000m geothermal probeGuardian Unlimited | 23 Feb 2011
Britain's greenest city has launched a hunt for virtually free hot water more than a mile below its central streets. Drilling has started in Newcastle Upon Tyne on a borehole which hopes to tap inexhaustible supplies of groundwater naturally kept at 80C (176F) by geothermal heat. The project, based...
'Water poverty' to rise in the UK as scarcity pushes up billsGuardian Unlimited | 20 Feb 2011
Four million British households already 'water poor' as climate change and increased demand lead to higher tariffs. "Water poverty" will become the new fuel poverty for an increasing number of households as scarcity of supply pushes up bills, according to an influential thinktank that says Britain...
Northern Ireland Water chief resigns over crisisGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2011
Laurence MacKenzie steps down after thousands of households left without water over Christmas and New Year. The head of Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has resigned over the mishandling of the water crisis that hit the province over Christmas and the New Year in the wake of freezing temperatures. The...
In praise of... Sunderland PointGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
Choosing what to protect of Britain's vulnerable coastline is a difficult balancing act. Choosing what to protect and what to try to save from the stormy waters around the British coast is an invidious task. Sunderland Point (that's Sunderland, Lancashire, not Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is typical...
World must tackle water-shortage threat: adviserReuters | 12 Oct 2010
Water shortages will be the world's most pressing problem in the next decade, compounded by a growing global population, Britain's chief scientist John Beddington said on Tuesday.
Flood money: The water cycleThe Independent | 11 May 2010
You've probably heard the dubious statistic that a glass of tap water in London has cycled through seven different people before ending up in your tumbler. But how much does water cycle naturally around the world?
UK water imports 'unsustainable'BBC World Service | 18 Apr 2010
The amount of water used to produce food and goods imported to the UK is worsening global shortages, a report concludes.
Paul Priestman's innovation: The WaterpebbleGuardian Unlimited | 11 Apr 2010
The Waterpebble sits in the bottom of your shower and records your water usage. During subsequent showers, the pebble uses that initial benchmark to give you a series of traffic light signals suggesting when it's time to get out.
Big Think: Does the world's real commodity crisis concern oil or water?The Independent | 16 Sep 2009
Does the worlds real commodity crisis concern oil—or water? Peter Brabeck, former CEO and now Chairman of Nestlé, thinks well run out of water faster than we will oil unless we stop thinking of it as a human right and start charging for it. The member of the European Round Table of Industrialists explained his views on water and charted his notable career for Big Think.
Yet another green message from spaceGuardian Unlimited | 11 Sep 2009
The billionaire boss of Cirque du Soleil is traveling into space for 12 days, at a cost of $35m, to raise awareness about water rights on Earth. Surely his money could be better spent?
REVISION AND TESTING OF BMWPSCORESFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
The regulatory authorities have used Biological Monitoring Working Party (BMWP) scores as part of their river invertebrate status classification system for some time.
Measurement and Modelling of Emissions from Three Composting SitesFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
The focus of this project is on improving regulatory risk assessments. Ongoing research has improved the quality of source term data used in regulatory risk assessments and this study aimed to improve modelling of bioaerosols downwind of composting facilities, by examining the influences on variability of emissions.
THE LONG TERM MIGRATION OFSUBSTANCES FROM IN-SITU APPLIED EPOXY RESIN COATINGSFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
Trials of epoxy resin relining for the rehabilitation of water mains in the UK started in the late 1970s and by the late 1990s epoxy lining had become the most popular nonstructural rehabilitation method. Currently five manufacturers hold approvals for epoxy resins for the in-situ lining of water mains.
Water effort needs campaign - studyGreen Consumer Guide | 10 Oct 2006
A government-backed campaign to save water would have a major effect on UK consumers, according to the results of a new study.
Lib Dems to attack wasteful water firmsGuardian Unlimited | 14 Sep 2006
The Liberal Democrats are considering controversial plans to convert wasteful water firms into not-for-profit companies as part of a raft of ambitious green policies.
Water crisis happening nowNature | 22 Aug 2006
One-third of the world's population is living in water-scarce areas, say scientists behind a 5-year analysis of global water resources.
River water quality indicator for sustainable development: 2005DEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 21 Aug 2006
The river water quality indicator is one of the UK Governments sustainable development indicators, as outlined in the sustainable development strategy 'Securing the future' published in March 2005
Lebanon oil slick 'worst environmental disaster' in MedYahoo! News | 29 Jul 2006
The Mediterranean is threatened by its worst ever environmental disaster after Israel's bombing of a power plant in Lebanon sent thousands of tonnes of fuel gushing into the sea, the environment minister charged.