UK ‘moving in the right direction on fracking but risks remain’

The UK is moving in the right direction on fracking. That’s according to a report by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) which looked into the risks of shale gas exploration in the country. It supports the new legislation restricting hydraulic fracturing to below 1,200 metres in areas of public drinking water and protected […]

Chartered water body names new CEO

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has appointed Dr Simon Festing as its new CEO. Dr Festing originally trained in medicine and spent the last two years as Chief Executive at the Society for General Microbiology. In the past he has also worked at Friends of the Earth and volunteered for Greenpeace. […]

Watchdog ‘should help water suppliers cut carbon’

Water suppliers should be given financial incentives to cut their carbon footprint by the watchdog Ofwat, the Chartered Institute of Water Management declared today. In a report called ‘A blueprint for carbon emissions reduction in the UK water industry’, CIWEM said suppliers should be “actively incentivised” to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s the second outspoken […]

Warning that Birmingham’s water supply is at risk

Birmingham’s water supplies are at risk because of the effects of climate change, warned a leading UK water body yesterday. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, CIWEM, says that in the past, concern focused on risk to the south east. Now it is pointing to research that show the capital of the Midlands […]

Charity calls for water metering

Putting a metered price on water is essential if people are expected to value water. These were the words of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management who are calling for tougher measures from government in the way that we deal with our water issues. The ‘Water White Paper’, launched yesterday, endorses reducing the […]

Compost needs clearer regulation

The UK’s water and environment body is calling for more quality control on compost. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that with recycling and landfill increasingly on the agenda there needs to be clearer regulatory footing. Modern composting facilities can minimise emissions to air and reduce any health impacts from bioaerosols, […]

Pollution could increase as cutbacks bite

Pollution and damage to property could increase because of cuts to public sector funding. That’s the message from the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) who want urgent action to address cuts in funding for the brownfield sector. They say Government budget cuts mean councils and the Environment Agency are suffering from a […]

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