Labour will establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission if the party is returned to power at the next General Election next year, party leader Ed Miliband has said.
Fresh controversy has hit Thames Water’s £4.1bn super sewer project, with a Labour peer threatening to make a formal complaint about the National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) handling of the project.
Flood defence news
Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – could be used to help with flood prevention measures, after being given the go-ahead to operate by The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Water & environment features
An ambitious project to help provide security of water supply to customers across five counties is underway in the West Country.
More water & environment news
Water bills are set to fall by around 5% in real terms between 2015 and 2020, under new draft proposals from Ofwat.
The Homes and Communities Agency has submitted plans for the next development phase of Northstowe new town, in Cambridgeshire.
A contractor working for Thames Water has uncovered a forgotten air raid shelter in Tottenham, north London, during site investigation work.
Southern Water has appointed MWH as its new strategic solutions partner for the AMP6 period.
Kier has been appointed sole provider of Bristol Water’s £20M a year network maintenance services programme.
The Highways Agency has started the construction of two wooden air quality barriers on the M62 in Greater Manchester, with the aim of reducing pollution in the surrounding area.
The water industry is not immune from the attention of government and regulator in the drive to get all utilities to deliver better value for their customers.
The logic behind compulsory sustainable urban drainage systems (Suds) is clear: past generations of drainage engineers adopted the approach of trying to dispose of surface drainage as quickly as possible with rapid discharges to receiving river channels which cannot cope with the volumes.
Infrastructure in 2014
The water industry is going through a major change in focus that will have a significant impact on water companies and the supply chain
How confident are you that your sustainable drainage system (SuDS) will be accepted by a SuDS Approving Body (SAB)?