Compensation for Lancashire Water Con...

Lancashire Water

In the wake of Lancashire’s water contamination scare United Utilities has offered to pay compensation to over 300,000 households affected by the incident. Businesses that may have been affected financially by the contamination are also eligible for compensation. The bug was originally discovered at a water treatment works last Thursday. Concern over the contamination was […]

Plans for World’s Deepest Pool

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The University of Essex is currently in talks to build the world’s deepest swimming pool. At a proposed 50 metres in depth the pool would be used for spaceflight and human endurance testing. The new ‘space pool’ would be 38 metres deeper than NASA’s deep training pool in Houston but is still way off the deepest […]

E.coli and Private Water Supplies

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We in England and Wales benefit from water quality that is amongst the highest in the world with only 12 ‘serious’ contamination events in 2014. Standards for potable water are understandably very strict when it comes to our public water supply, however a recent report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) suggests a very different story when […]

Can we Solve London’s Water Sho...

Can we Solve London’s Water Shortage by 2025?

A rather eye-opening article by Marc Herman on takepart.com lists eight cities that are running out of water. These include Tokyo, Mexico City and yes, London. The list is informed by the United Nations World Water Development report released earlier this year, that put the problem down to human activity and recommended several tactics for […]

Global Water Supply ‘In distres...

Water Supply

The global water supply is ‘in distress’ according to an article published in the Financial Times yesterday. The article references satellite observations by Nasa and the University of California. Looking at 10 years of data from the twin grace satellites which measure groundwater reserves scientists observed that twenty one of the world’s thirty seven biggest […]