Water crises rated high risk
Water crises and failure to adapt to climate change rank as two of the top five global risks, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for its annual meeting in Davos.WEF asked nearly 900 experts, including academics, risk analysts and business people, to rank the top five global risks in terms of likelihood and potential impact over the next 10 years. Water was ra
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The UK's National Drought Group (NDG) has this week agreed measures to manage the current drought and minimise risks for next year, with businesses now facing a “new normal” for water.
Investors managing $9.8trn (£8trn) in assets have joined a new campaign urging 72 of the world’s biggest corporate water users and polluters to value and act on water as a financial risk.
The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Southern Water for thousands of illegal raw sewage discharges that polluted rivers and coastal waters in Kent, resulting in a record £90m fine.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).