Worldwide water crisis is looming

The future calls for fresh thinking about freshwater with businesses and governments collaborating to manage sustainable water use – and avoid a global crisis


England's water industry is about to get competitive

Water supply to businesses throughout England is soon to be opened up to competition in a similar way to the energy market


Why offices should be open to the local community

Community involvement and access to office spaces are now a priority as employers and developers strive to get closer to local people

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To meet a growing number of challenges, water companies need to unlock their natural, human and social capital, as well as financial


Opening water to competition

The water industry’s longest-serving chief executive, Wessex Water’s Colin Skellett, gives his view on how competition will open up other markets


Water costs slashed by 25%

The English water market is about to be deregulated; what’s in it for non-residential customers, and will deregulation encourage real competition and innovation?



Poles apart: the new face of British prejudice

As rising xenophobia in the UK targets Polish migrants, the first generation of Poles recalls a time when they were welcomed as refugees and workers


Clinton’s dealings with Morocco could come back to haunt her

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton backed a controversial Moroccan plan for its Western Saharan colony - a decision that could stalk her presidency


Ivory suppliers challenge global ban

Several Southern African countries want to be exempted from a 35-year old global ban on ivory trading, threatening a hard-won consensus on the trade in products from endangered animals


Child refugees slip through the gaps

Young refugees waiting at the border between Italy and Switzerland are trapped in a system that is unable to deal with an influx of unaccompanied children entering Europe


Globalisation not entirely to blame for wealth inequality

UN trade expert Mukhisa Kituyi says that wealth inequality and a stagnant middle class cannot be blamed exclusively on globalisation


Refugees are victims of terror and violence, not perpetrators

Ralph Achenbach, country representative of the International Rescue Committee Germany, says that the rise of anti-migrant rhetoric is hindering efforts to resettle refugees

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Innovate and collaborate to avert water crises

With the UK facing huge challenges from drought, flooding and an expanding population, innovative solutions are needed to establish long-term, resilient water supplies


Innovative technology to enable smarter water networks

The water industry has achieved much over the last three decades, but has more to do in reducing bursts and leakage while improving quality of service. New technology from startup company Inflowmatix, a spin-out from Imperial College London, is leading the way


London’s offices are growing

Employing ingenious methods to extend offices in sought-after areas of London pays off for landlords and tenants

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Bringing diversity into boardrooms

The future chief executive should challenge boardrooms, bring about cultural change, break bad habits and put inclusivity at the top of the agenda


How tech is driving a smarter way of life

To reap the benefits of smart technology, the tech industry must win the trust of consumers who fear their privacy and data may be compromised


Staying ahead of the revolution

The beauty industry is riding the new wave of e-commerce, but must stay ahead of the curve with new skills to achieve success

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