Cath gives the inside story on how the UK Govt has proposed that a water fittings standard may soon be deemed to comply with the water efficiency requirement for new homes.
Cath argues that in the face of overwhelming evidence that certain key ‘facts’ about water use are wrong, we need to use robust and properly evidenced data when calculating the savings from water efficient upgrades, or estimating household water usage.
Cath collects greywater from her shower and uses it to water her garden but discusses whether a better idea for mass roll out is harnessing the heat in wastewater as it runs to drain.
Cath argues that it is important to decouple stormwater from the sewers, but that installing rainwater harvesting in new dwellings is not the solution.
Cath critically appraises the environmental advantages of natural swimming pools after being asked to include one in a recent project.
Cath investigates whether the Olympic Park delivered on its target to reduce water use by 40%
Cath talks about the “wettest drought on record”.
Cath links water poverty, surfers against sewage, and decoupling stormwater from the sewers following a trip to Brighton.
Cath looks at how the way we are paying for water in the UK is changing and what this may mean for consumers.
Cath reviews Panorama’s investigation into over abstraction from the UK’s rivers and argues that simple behaviour change solutions can play a major role in reducing water stress in the UK.