Archive for the ‘United Kingdom’ Category

Water Has A Private Equity, Not A Private Ownership, Issue

Amongst headlines related to Thames Water financial woes, a thoughtful commentary from The Financial Times on the importance of not throwing the baby out with the bath water regarding private investment in water: In 1989, on the eve of privatisation, the European Commission took legal action against the UK government for its failure to meet […]

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Water Scarcity Issues Expected To Escalate Rapidly Across Scotland

Via BBC, a look at how drought is going to impact Scotland: Water scarcity across Scotland is expected to escalate quickly, the nation’s environment agency has warned. With little rain forecast in the next few weeks, most of the country has been put on early warning. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the issue […]

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Is Water The ‘Forgotten Piece’ Of The Climate Puzzle?

Via Forbes, an article on water scarcity in the UK: At times it can feel like cutting carbon is the only game in town when it comes to all matters relating to climate change. Obviously, reducing carbon emissions will be key to a more sustainable future, but there are also other issues that will need […]

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Should Wales Sell Water To England Amid Droughts?

Via BBC, a look at the potential for Wales to sell water to England: Rain could become Wales’ oil of the future if moves to send water to drought-stricken parts of England are realised, an expert has said. Prof Roger Falconer of Cardiff University said cash from sales should be reinvested into Welsh communities. It […]

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