England could see a serious water shortage within 25 years if we don’t change our habits, according to the chief of the Environment Agency. Sir James Bevan says that both leaks in water company pipes, and changes from individuals could both go towards avoiding the country running dry by 2040. Here are some small changes that can make a big difference to our water usage at home.
Canada has more freshwater per capita than most countries, but not as much as we might think, and that's a problem.
A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years
A great irony of living on the "Blue Planet" is that while over 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans can only use less than one percent of it easily.
I recently wrote a paper outlining an alternative to the hosepipe ban. I proposed that rather than impose a crude universal hosepipe ban, water companies should incentivise business users to use less water, and if necessary charge households that use particularly high amounts of water more per unit.