WET News

WET News is the voice of water industry contractors, delivering the specialist information that they require to operate efficiently, cost-effectively and profitably in an ever-changing market place.

For more information please visit: www.wwtonline.co.uk

Energy & Utility Skills

Energy & Utility Skills are an employer-led membership organisation that helps ensure the gas, power, waste management and water industries have the skills they need – now and in the future. Through a range of products and services the company help employers attract new talent, develop their workforces, and assure a high level of competence across their businesses.

For more information, please visit: www.euskills.co.uk

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. It is working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.

The Welsh Government consists of:

  • The First Minister
  • Welsh Ministers
  • The Counsel General
  • Deputy Ministers.

They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment. It aims to be open and responsive to the needs of citizens and communities and is one of the few governments in the world that publishes Cabinet minutes and papers. Responsibility for most key areas of public life including health, education and environment is devolved. With offices across Wales, including Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction, it is getting closer to the people it serves.

For more information, please visit: gov.wales/?lang=en

Welsh Water

Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is produced, it is fully committed to delivering best quality service at least possible cost. Since 2001, it has been owned, financed and managed by Glas Cymru. Unique in the water and sewerage sector, Glas Cymru is a company limited by guarantee and as such has no shareholders

For more information, please visit: www.dwrcymru.com

Consumer Council for Water

Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) represents water and sewerage consumers in England and Wales. It provides a strong national voice for consumers. It has offices throughout England and Wales so that it can keep in close contact with companies that provide water and sewerage services, and with consumers themselves. CCWater’s job is to make sure that the collective voice of consumers is heard in national water debate and that consumers remain at the heart of the water industry. It will also take up consumers’ complaints if they have tried and failed to resolve issues with their water companies. It aims to settle 70% of complaints within 20 working days and settle 85% within 40 working days. Since CCWater was formed it has been highly successful in achieving these aims.

For more information, please visit: www.ccwater.org.uk

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Its purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.

For more information, please visit: www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Woodland Trust

We’re here to stand up for trees. Because we all need trees. To live. To work. To play. To explore. We want to see a UK rich in woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. But we can’t achieve our vision alone.
We need your help to:

  • Support wildlife
  • Increase the resilience of our landscapes
  • Challenge climate change
  • Plant more trees
  • Develop against pests and disease
  • Campaign to protect and safeguard vulnerable woods

To find out more, please visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Wales Environment Link

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of environmental, countryside and heritage non-governmental organisations with an all-Wales remit.

Our vision is a healthy, sustainably managed environment and countryside with safeguarded heritage in which the people of Wales and future generations can prosper.

WEL’s strategic aims are to:

  • Positively influence development of policy, legislation and practice in Wales by providing a cohesive voice for our members and enabling them to work effectively with Government and statutory sectors as a respected and valued independent advisory body.
  • Support and nurture the environmental NGO sector by facilitating the development of partnerships, knowledge and expertise whilst building mutual trust and enhancing capacity within the membership.

For more information, please visit: www.waleslink.org

Future Water Association

The Future Water Association aims to shape the future of the water sector through:

  • taking a leadership role with Government, industry, members and the public
  • focusing on innovation and education
  • increasing engagement throughout the membership and across the sector
  • becoming the voice of the sector

Future Water Association is a modern, innovative and dynamic organisation that inspires, supports and leads the water supply chain:

  • informing the sector about opportunities, the regulators about challenges and Government about policy direction
  • innovating through Water Dragons and delivering the ‘Innovating the Future’ roadmap
  • influencing and inspiring the supply chain to develop innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to shape the future of the water sector

For more information, please visit: www.futurewaterassociation.com

Severn Trent

Severn Trent is the UK’s second biggest water company.  It serves more than 4.3m homes and business customers in England and Wales. Its region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of water every day through 46,000km of pipes. A further 91,000km of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.

For more information, please visit www.stwater.co.uk

Rivers Trust

The Rivers Trust provides an important link between the established, and the new and emerging Rivers and Fisheries Trusts. It also provides a forum to develop ideas, best practice and policy guidance and test transferability. Furthermore it offers a national platform for regional Trusts to “showcase” their work, allowing them to inform and give enthusiasm to others, giving advice and encouragement and ultimately, empowerment, “thinking globally and acting locally”. Equally important is for The Rivers Trust to be outward looking in order to learn from the experience and culture of others, particularly in mainland Europe and USA and provide a gateway for future EU and international funding for the direct or indirect benefit of all rivers trusts.

For more information please visit: www.theriverstrust.org

British Water

British Water is the trade association for the water industry supply chain, representing the industry collectively to government, regulators, other institutions, customers and the media. Recognised as the voice for the industry, British Water is able to ensure that the message gets through where the representations of a single, commercial enterprise would invariably fail to register.

For more information please visit: www.britishwater.co.uk

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