News Roundup 12/09/2018: Nationalising Britain’s Waters

This week in drainage news our team are keeping you up-to-date with the latest.

Nationalising Britain’s water could make us the dirty man of Europe again | Angela Smith

Seascape, Moody, Sky, Sea, Weather

We should keep up standards and resist simplistic calls for state ownership that wouldn’t automatically clean up our waterThere has been much discussion about the potential ownership structures of the water sector in recent months, but there has been very little thought given to actual operation of the industry.And nowhere … read more

Global warming must not exceed 1.5C, warns landmark UN report

Climate Change Global Warming Environment

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCCIPCC climate change report – live updates and reactionIn a stark new warning, the world’s leading climate scientists have shown that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5C to lessen the risk of … read more

‘All about the land’: drought shakes farming to its Indigenous roots

Desert, Drought, Composing, Dehydrated

Farmers aren’t waiting for handouts. They’re using new and very old farming practice to ensure the land survivesRead parts one, two and three of The New NormalAt first the days are fine but slowly the dry expands and then hollows out. A realisation creeps up and niggles. Is this it? … read more

‘Don’t call it a disaster’: how to change the conversation about drought

Flower, Life, Crack, Desert, Drought

It’s not about more money for farmers. It’s about long-term settings for a changing climate – and taking the politics out of itRead part one and two of The New NormalCentral to the Australian meaning of drought is the idea of a rainfall deficiency, a term that suggests less than … read more

The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse

Bavarian Forest, Forest, Trees

In the first part of a new series, we take you through the current conditions, and then put them in context with other severe droughts in Australia’s history Continue reading… … read more

Warragamba Dam wall plan could cause ‘irreversible’ damage, NSW premier told

Dam, Wall, Barrier Wall, Hold Back

Letter from 20 scientists and ex-ministers, including Peter Garrett, condemns plan to raise dam wallA group of prominent scientists, former environment ministers and conservationists have written to the New South Wales premier condemning legislation to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.The $670m plan to raise the dam wall by 14 metres … read more

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