Water in Wales

Economic regulation of the water industry in England and Wales

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:03am

This briefing paper provides an overview of the economic regulation of the water industry in England and Wales.

Key Points: 
  • This briefing paper provides an overview of the economic regulation of the water industry in England and Wales.
  • The water industry in England and Wales was privatised in 1989.
  • Consequently, there is a need for economic regulation of the industry to ensure that the industry delivers value for consumers and the environment.
  • Ofwat (the Water Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator from the water industry in England and Wales.

Autumn and winter floods, 2019-20

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:03am

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    This is a House of Commons Library briefing paper on the serious flooding that occurred in the UK during the autumn and winter of 2019-20.

  • In the autumn and winter of 2019-20, heavy rainfall and storms led to flooding in various parts of the UK.
  • The Environment Agency said in March 2020 that 127,000 properties had been protected by flood defences over the course of the winter.
  • This paper provides an outline of the flood events in the autumn and winter of 2019-20 in the context of earlier extreme weather, and refers to some initial assessments of the impact of the flooding.

Environment Secretary makes statement on flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:02am

George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.

Key Points: 
  • George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.
  • 18 river gages across 15 rivers recorded the highest levels of wateron record, triggered by the two storms.
  • Over 1,000 Environment Agency staff per day have been deployed, with the assistance of around 80 military personnel.
  • He also thanked the emergency services, the Environment Agency, local councils and volunteers.

Environment Secretary makes statement on flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:02am

George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.

Key Points: 
  • George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.
  • 18 river gages across 15 rivers recorded the highest levels of wateron record, triggered by the two storms.
  • Over 1,000 Environment Agency staff per day have been deployed, with the assistance of around 80 military personnel.
  • He also thanked the emergency services, the Environment Agency, local councils and volunteers.

Jacobs Supports the (UK) Environment Agency's National Capital Program

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:00am

The Environment Agency is investing $3.3 billion (2.6 billion) in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects, beginning in 2015 through 2021, helping to protect 300,000 homes.

Key Points: 
  • The Environment Agency is investing $3.3 billion (2.6 billion) in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects, beginning in 2015 through 2021, helping to protect 300,000 homes.
  • The new way of working will modernize program, asset and incident management to achieve improvements in sustainability, value for money and outcomes delivered.
  • Jacobs will also work as strategic supply chain partner to Arup in two further hubs in the North East and Midlands regions.
  • This award extends Jacobs' long relationship with the Environment Agency, supporting previous frameworks since the agency's creation in 1995.