Latest news (Environment)

New beach safety app to launch pilot on three Cornish beaches this summer

A new app designed to improve survival rates for coastal incidents and enable better decision making when visiting the coast is being piloted on three Cornish beaches this summer.


Croyde Surf Life Saving Club celebrates 60 years with new HQ

Croyde Surf Life Saving Club will celebrate its 60th year with new headquarters double the size of its previous site.


South West Water switches to 100% renewable source electricity in Net Zero drive

South West Water has taken a huge step towards becoming Net Zero by 2030 after switching to 100% renewable source electricity.


Tackling invasive non-native species to help protect our wetlands

Amongst habitat loss, fragmentation, pollution and climate change, invasive non-native species are one of the topmost serious threats to biodiversity in the UK. In fact, invasive species are just as heavily affecting our economy and health. But what are invasive species and what can we do to limit their invasion?


WaterFit – Protecting the Region’s Rivers and Seas Together

South West Water today outlines the next stage in its Environment Strategy, WaterFit - accelerating and expanding plans to protect and enhance the South West’s water for future generations.


The RNLI joins forces with South West Water to encourage coastal communities to think before they flush

The RNLI and South West Water are teaming up in a bid to encourage coastal communities across Devon and Cornwall to turn their attention to what is going down their drains and loos ahead of the summer season.


South West Water recruits outgoing CEO of Cornwall Wildlife Trust

South West Water has announced the appointment of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Cadman, who will be taking on a new senior leadership role focusing on the delivery of the company’s environmental plans to protect and enhance the environment.


100% of the South West’s bathing waters pass stringent standards

Today Defra has announced updated bathing water results. These show that for the first time1, 100% of the classified bathing waters in the South West have passed their stringent standards, with 98% rated as or ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’, compared to c.28% in 1991.


Pioneering new collaborative research centre a step closer with 25-year agreement

South West Water and the University of Exeter have marked major progress towards a new collaborative research centre with the signing of a 25-year partnership agreement confirming more than £20 million of funding from South West Water.


Exeter based Pennon Group’s results show continued support for the South West and communities across the region

Pennon Group, owner of South West Water, has today issued Half Year results with a resilient performance as Pennon continues to invest in the region, tackle climate change and protect and enhance the natural environment.


Net Zero: Championing the transition to clean energy

As mentioned in our last blog, climate change is becoming more and more important, as is the need for businesses to take action. One of the ways in which businesses can do this is by transitioning to clean energy.


Net Zero Pioneers: Adapting internally to climate solutions

With the start of COP26, the issue of climate change has never been more in focus. Countries only have only a limited time in which to act if are to stave off the worst effects of climate change. In fact, many climate experts have predicted that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the crisis, and that we will have...