UK Hosepipe Ban

'Severe' Flood Risks Issued As Heavy Rain Moves North

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Heavy rain which prompted severe weather warnings for parts of southern England and Wales is moving north, bringing new flood risks, forecasters said....

Meat Is the Biggest Waste of Water

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mimi Bekhechi

The most logical way for us to conserve water, land and other resources - and reduce animal suffering - is to kick our meat habit. We can save more water by not eating meat for just a few days than we can by not showering for an entire year. By going vegan, we'll be able to clean our cars and clear our consciences.

You May Bemoan the Hosepipe Ban, But Niger is Literally Dying From Full-On Drought

Alastair Stewart | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Stewart

You may or may not bemoan the hosepipe ban, but, as you inevitably sip a glass of water with lunch or luxuriate in a bath or take a shower tomorrow, spare a thought for those for whom a fraction of that water could be the difference between life and death; and then do what you can to help.

Should We Have a Feed in Tariff System for Water Use?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

The truth is, the droughts have been building up over the last two winters as the UK has experienced significantly lower rainfall than normal, combined with a rising population, and rising demand for food, all of which increases the stress on our water system. The drought might even extend to the north and west as it strengthens its grip on Britain.

Watch Your Water

Clare Nasir | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK
Clare Nasir

Is this current dry spell something to worry about or should concerns be left to the workings of the water companies? Is it a blip or a trend that could see significant water shortages in the near future that will affect our everyday living?

What’s the True Cost of Water?

Dr Rose Timlett | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Rose Timlett

Sometimes, we just take it for granted that we can turn the tap on and there it is, but what happens when the rivers run dry? This may sound a little dramatic - but then, so does a UK drought and hosepipe ban in spring.

Is Britain Heading For 1976 Drought?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

With Britain facing the prospect of a hosepipe ban from early April and a potential drought this summer, Brits are looking back at 1976, the year of t...

PICTURES: Hosepipe Ban To Be Introduced

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

A hosepipe ban is to be announced on Tuesday, as Britain’s heads into drought. A total of seven firms are introducing water restrictions as a re...

South East Of England 'Officially In A State Of Drought'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

The south east of England is now in a state of drought, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The region joins parts...

South East Of England 'Officially In A State Of Drought'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

The south east of England is now officially in a state of drought, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said. Water firms hav...

UK Drought Warning After Lack Of November Rain

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

The drought which has hit parts of the UK this year could continue until next summer if the country suffers a dry winter, the Government has warned. ...