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Chief Executive's blog: What's the future for air pollution?

According to The World Health Organisation 92% of the world’s population live in places where air quality levels exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. It is estimated…

February 27, 2017
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Chief Executive's blog: Brexit, environment and climate change report

This week the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee published its 12th report which addresses ‘

February 20, 2017
Blog
UN meeting to address Sustainable Development Goal 14

Representatives are gathering at the UN in New York today to hold preparatory talks ahead of a high level conference in June.  The purpose of both meetings is to consider how the  Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 can be…

February 16, 2017
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Doctors call on Theresa May to begin a national diesel reduction initiative to protect public health

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including over 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads…

February 15, 2017
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A Clean Air Act for the 21st Century

Dirty air is not only found in London but also in cities like Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow and towns like Truro, Llandeilo and Lanark. Annually, air pollution across the UK causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths

February 15, 2017
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Lords report highlights impact of Brexit on environment and climate change policy

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has today published its report Brexit: environment and climate change, which recommends key actions to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit. The report…

February 13, 2017
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CIWEM responds to USEPA review of hydraulic fracturing risks to water supplies

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle ‘can impact – and have impacted – drinking water resources’.   In 2010, Congress commissioned the EPA to study the impact of fracking on drinking water…

February 13, 2017
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Chief Executive's blog: ‘Water is life and sanitation is dignity’

This week I attended a dinner organised by the St Paul’s Institute as part of their ‘JustWater’ initiative. The dinner was held in St Mary-Le-Bow Church in Cheapside, London and was attended by invited guests from across…

February 10, 2017
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Water Professionals, Companies and Consultants to gather at UK’s largest flood event

The programme for the UK’s Largest flood and coastal erosion conference and exhibition has now been finalised and professionals from the drainage sector will debate some of the most pressing issues with the Environment agency at Flood and Coast…

February 9, 2017
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New research into commuter exposure to air pollution

Drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study by the University of Surrey has found. But drivers themselves are the commuters least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking the underground…

February 9, 2017
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