National Infrastructure Commission
Investing in the resilience of the UK’s water supply
Our Commissioner Dame Kate Barker writes in the latest issue of Environment Magazine, produced by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, on the need to invest in and improve the resilience of the UK’s water supply network, particularly in light of the challenges highlighted by this year’s long hot summer.
The article follows on from the Commission’s report Preparing for a Drier Future, which recommended measures to tackle leakages and improve the UK’s water supply infrastructure.
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Armitt welcomes steps towards low-carbon heating as part of wider climate change ambitions16/10/2018 09:15:00
Sir John Armitt yesterday welcomed the Government’s announcement of a package of measures to develop greener infrastructure – and encouraged Ministers to go even further.
Armitt: Speech to Utility Week Congress11/10/2018 12:15:00
Below is the full text of National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt’s keynote speech to the Utility Week Congress in Birmingham on 10 October.
New water report highlights need for action on leakages and efficiency09/10/2018 15:15:15
An influential Commons select committee today calls for water companies to have powers for compulsory water metering – echoing the National Infrastructure Commission’s own findings.
IPCC report shows need for urgent action on climate change09/10/2018 09:15:00
A new report from the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the need for urgent action – including on tackling the environmental impact of infrastructure.
Enabling work near-complete on ‘vital’ East-West rail link05/10/2018 16:38:00
Enabling works are near completion on a key section of the former “Varsity Line” between Oxford and Cambridge today, reaching a milestone in meeting the National Infrastructure Commission’s recommendations for supporting future economic prosperity across the growth arc.
Rise in electric car sales shows need for truly national charging network05/10/2018 11:15:00
New figures published yesterday show a 3.9 per cent increase in the sale of electric, hybrid and hybrid plug-in cars in September compared with the same month last year, underlining the growing demand in the market – and the need for a truly, national visible charging network to enable growth in electric vehicle sales to continue in particular, as outlined in the UK’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment.
New regulation study to help find the right conditions for future infrastructure innovation04/10/2018 12:15:00
The National Infrastructure Commission is to examine regulation of the UK’s energy, telecoms and water industries, to ensure the necessary levels of investment and innovation whilst these critical services are kept affordable for everyone.
Competition winners pave the way for Roads for the Future01/10/2018 16:25:00
Smart traffic lights and hi-tech public transport could become an everyday part of people’s journeys, according to ideas put forward by the joint winners of the national Roads for the Future competition announced recently.
Armitt: new funding welcome – but further devolution needed to boost local transport28/09/2018 14:15:00
Sir John Armitt yesterday welcomed Government plans to invest £840 million in improving transport within 10 city regions across the UK – and urged ministers to go even further by devolving even more powers and funding to local leaders.