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July 26, 2019

The Environment Agency manages abstraction to balance the needs of the environment with the rights of lawful water users during periods of dry weather …

June 28, 2019

At Envireau Water, we find solutions to problems. Our agricultural client, PDM Produce, in Shropshire acquired some new land and needed a water supply …

June 17, 2019

Here at Envireau Water, we enhance our sector knowledge by being active members of professional groups and organisations. We are thrilled to have beco …

June 9, 2019

Soils are a key resource to the agricultural production system, yet 33% of arable top soil has been lost globally in the last 40 years. In England and …

May 22, 2019

The Environment Agency have issued a document which provides an update to the document they produced in February 2019 and shows the main prospects for …

April 25, 2019

The Environment Agency has announced that it is providing a hotline service, to help you with drafting your new authorisation application now that pre …

March 29, 2019

If you are abstracting water for a once exempt purpose like trickle irrigation, it is essential that you have submitted a validated abstraction licenc …

March 27, 2019

Envireau Water are the leaders in the New Authorisation licensing process. We have been assisting the Environment Agency in getting the message out to …

March 25, 2019

The end of March is fast approaching so here’s a timely reminder that abstractors need to complete their annual returns within 28 days of the 31st Mar …

March 20, 2019

Chairperson, James Dodds, was invited to speak at Netafim’s UK Annual Product Showcase and Training Meeting. Netafim is a manufacturer of irrigation e …

March 12, 2019

As the leading consultant specialising in the updated abstraction licensing regulations, Envireau Water was pleased to support the Environment Agency …

February 28, 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) has published their initial prospects for irrigation across areas of England where irrigation is most significant. They wi …

February 19, 2019

The UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) have produced an Irrigators’ Handbook which brings together valuable information on irrigation matters for farmer …

February 12, 2019

Nationally recognised expert in water management and water resources hydrogeology, James Dodds, spoke at a NFU Water Resources update event in Lincoln …

February 11, 2019

James Dodds, Chairperson, is a member of the Water for Food Group – a National Farmers Union/Environment Agency (EA) liaison group focusing on water r …

November 30, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that: abstraction of water for quarry dewatering; abstraction of water for trickle irrigation; …

November 30, 2018

James Dodds, Water Management Specialist at Envireau Water was pleased to present alongside Andy Turner, Water Resources Manager from the Environment …

September 11, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that abstraction of water for trickle irrigation requires an abstraction licence. Envireau Wate …

August 1, 2018

Here at Envireau Water, we are pleased to learn that the Environment Agency (EA) is supporting farmers to deal with the warm, dry weather that we have …

July 27, 2018

Envireau Water is a member of the UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) – the only independent organisation representing irrigation in the UK. The UKIA is …

July 15, 2018

The current river basin management plans, which outline actions needed to protect and improve the water environment, were published in February 2016 b …

May 10, 2018

The Environment Agency has provided their updated prospects for spray irrigation across England for those areas where irrigation is most significant. …

April 4, 2018

On the 2nd April 2018, DEFRA implemented 8 new rules for farmers and land managers to prevent water pollution in England. The NFU has summarised these …

March 23, 2018

Laurence J Betts Ltd required a licence to abstract water for the irrigation of their crops. In a catchment deemed ‘stressed’, and with the growing se …

March 1, 2018

Since the 31st October, Envireau Water has been tracking and discussing the implementation of New Authorisations across a range of sectors. This has i …

February 23, 2018

DEFRA have launched a number of new grant schemes in the last 12 months for farmers, growers and rural businesses. Our colleagues at Robin Turney Ltd …

January 16, 2018

Envireau Water is supporting the Environment Agency to distribute information sheets that they have produced regarding New Authorisations. If you are …

January 12, 2018

James Dodds will be chairing the 2018 UKIA Spring Conference taking place on the 28th February in Peterborough. Many changes are afoot for abstractors …

December 5, 2017

DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) have announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently exempt abstractions for trickle irrigatio …

November 1, 2017

At 21:00 on Tuesday 31st October DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently exempt abstra …

August 2, 2017

The UK Irrigation Association has informed us that a new round of capital grants opened on the 31st July, including water resource management grants t …

July 11, 2017

Envireau Water’s Projects Director & Principal Hydrogeologist, Dr Phil Ham, has successfully completed the highly acclaimed Cardiff University Law …

May 18, 2017

James Dodds, Managing Director of Envireau Water, represents agricultural clients on the Water For Food Group. With the recent spell of dry weather, h …

April 25, 2017

James Dodds, Managing Director, has commented on Abstraction Licence Reform and New Authorisations many times since ideas were first promoted at the t …

April 12, 2017

BGS have relaunched their OpenGeoscience webpages, which are full of free geological maps, publications, photos and data, where you can learn more abo …

March 2, 2017

James Dodds, Water Management Specialist and Managing Director of Envireau Water, was invited to speak at the highly interesting 2017 UKIA Spring Conf …

February 24, 2017

We last issued a bulletin on trickle irrigation licensing in August 2016. The message then was “Implementation will be October 2016”. It is now Februa …

February 10, 2017

The winter of 2016/17 has been a very dry affair across the UK. The December 2016 rainfall totals were well below the long term average for England at …

February 6, 2017

The new RDPE Growth Programme was launched by DEFRA on the 25th January 2017 and provides £120 million of EU funding for projects in England which cre …

January 25, 2017

Leading UK law firm, Burges Salmon, have re-launched their Environment and Energy Law briefings. Here at Envireau Water, we find these briefings infor …

January 25, 2017

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are areas designated as being at risk from agricultural and nitrate pollution. Farms may be completely or partially wi …

January 24, 2017

Scotland will have a new integrated framework for environmental authorisations if proposals by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Pr …

January 19, 2017

Real-time Scottish rainfall data is now available on SEPA’s website. The site provides rainfall information for over 270 locations across Scotland. Th …

January 18, 2017

With LAMMA ’17 taking place in Peterborough over the next 2 days, we thought this was the ideal time to highlight the services that Envireau Water off …

January 6, 2017

December 2015 will not be forgotten for many years, not least by the people that have still not returned to their homes, but thankfully while we had n …

January 3, 2017

2017 is off to a fantastic start with Envireau Water’s Principal Hydrogeologist, Dr Phil Ham, being published in the January issue of Water Active. In …

November 25, 2016

Since 2009 English grassland farmers and land managers within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) have been able to apply for a derogation allowing them t …

November 18, 2016

Envireau Water’s Dr Phil Ham was published in the November issue of GeoDrilling International, looking at some of the most important aspects of boreho …

August 18, 2016

Despite years of procrastination and delays, as well as BREXIT, DEFRA say that the implementation date for ‘trickle irrigation licensing’ is OCTOBER 2 …

August 11, 2016

Did you know? Envireau Water provides expert witness services in all our core areas of expertise. Find out more, including information on our recent c …

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