Welsh Water announces environmental improvement plan
Welsh Water has worked together with environmental stakeholders through its Independent Environmental Advisory Panel (IEAP) to introduce a number of pledges on how to work together in the delivery of environmental improvements in the coming years.
Wales’ largest water company along with its environment partners, has supported a number of projects across Wales, including river and lake projects in Carmarthenshire and Snowdonia, catchment restoration projects in Carmarthenshire, anti-pollution programmes in Deeside, and the development of a market based approach to reduce pesticide use.
They have agreed to build on these – to secure a safe and sustainable environment, one they are proud to hand to future generations – by working ever closer with each other.
Welsh Water and its environment stakeholders will:
- Work together to protect the water supply and its surrounding environment, through collaborative catchment management, raising awareness of the links between water supply and land use
- Work in partnership for the protection of the environment and proactively tackle the environment challenges we face in Wales
- Prioritise a sustainable approach to protecting the environment while keeping bills at an affordable price for customers, both now and for future generations
The unveiling of the pledges follows the publication earlier this year of Welsh Water 2050, a strategy that plots a long-term approach to tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the water industry in Wales, including climate change, more extreme weather events, population growth and rising customer expectation.
Welsh Water’s director of environment, Tony Harrington, said: “These pledges embody the priorities of both our environmental partners and the company, and reflect the growing importance of managing our land on a catchment-wide basis – working with landowners, farmers and other stakeholders to manage the land sustainably to better protect the environment around us for our customers and future generations.”
- Thames Water fined a record-breaking £1M for sewage pollution Thames Water has been fined £1M by St Albans Crown Court for polluting the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire with sewage.... Read More >
- Welsh Water installs wind turbine at Nash WwTW Welsh Water has taken another step towards cutting its carbon footprint by starting work on a new wind turbine at its Nash... Read More >
- EA offers farmers more flexibility on abstraction amid dry spell The Environment Agency has announced that it is supporting farmers dealing with the pressures of the hot, dry weather by... Read More >
- Experts to discuss the future of the Scottish water sector Senior leaders from Scottish Water, the Scottish Government, the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) and other... Read More >
- Air Quality and the MCPD: Something in the Air Air quality regulations that come into force next year are making water and wastewater companies reconsider the role of... Read More >
- Plastic pollution – what was the tipping point? Despite years of research, news stories concerning plastics and the pollution of the marine and water environment have... Read More >
- New direction: Is the industry ready for direct procurement? Ofwat's continued aim to drive efficiency and value for customers will see the introduction of a new direct procurement... Read More >
- Analysis: Assessing lane rental's pros and cons While lane rental may be popular with many, Robin Hackett hears why the majority of utilities and contractors are fiercely... Read More >