20 Feb '12, 3pm

Firms urged to save #water as SE #drought declared - Govt must stop ignoring problem (& solutions)

Water companies have today agreed to step up efforts to limit the effects of a looming "super-drought" across three UK regions, following a crisis summit hosted by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today chaired the summit between government and businesses as the South East became the second area to be declared officially in drought, alongside the Anglian region. FURTHER READING How to protect your business from a super drought ExxonMobil hit with record €3.3m penalty for failing to report CO2 Spelman urged water companies, businesses, and domestic customers to find ways of reducing water use, calling on them to urgently fix leaking taps and pipes and implement water-efficiency measures. "Drought is already an issue this year with the South East, Anglia and other parts of the UK now officially in drought, ...

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