Category: Environment

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WATER! WATER! ANYWHERE?

South East Water customers invited to comment

Charlotte Mbali
Customer service agent with wide smile looking at computer screen

What kinds of things might water customers have opinions about yp contribute tp the 25-year plan? The most drastic is, of course, water supply. In 21st century England, we assume that clean water will flow from the taps whenever we need it.

Earth Day – 22 April

Kent Bylines
A garden fence with trellis holding apple blossom and a pollinator box

22 April is Earth Day. Kent Bylines invited its writers to tell us what they were planning to do to mark earth’s Mother’s Day.

Regulating For Rainwater

Charlotte Mbali
The Great Stour near Canterbury looking north

Since the 1950s it has been a requirement to separate foul water and rainwater if possible. Over the years, various calculations have been made by civil engineers and planners to reduce flood-risk. These calculations are anchored in a base figure of expected water flow in an exceptional storm (one year in a 100 years). But climate change means such exceptional storms are coming more frequently.

At Wildwood at Easter

Georgina Mear
Spring blossom at Wildwood, Kent

From Saturday 2 April – Monday 18 April, Kent’s most egg-cellent animal park, Wildwood, will be helping visitors put a spring in their step with a host of fun activities and a line-up of furry favourites.

Migration canoes to flying foils

Mike Phillips
A Maori Waka at Waikato

Waka is the Maori word for a vessel or canoe. A waka hourua is a double hulled ocean-going canoe used over many centuries for migration of the Maori race across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The design used is still relevant to sports and recreational boats of today.