The scandal of privatised water is going to blow

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Privatisation has turned into an expensive disaster

In my other life, I’m a water engineer

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Friends arrived last week to find me in a mudhole, inside a cave-like tunnel into the hill, fiddling around with…

The famous rip tide in French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Across the river... and into the trees

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Water accounts for 70 per cent of your planet, and 60 per cent of your body. Yet when do you…

Portrait of the week

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

Want to avoid regulators? Do something useless

29 August 2015 9:00 am

I had a water meter installed in my flat a few months ago. I looked at it just now and…

'Drink eight glasses of water a day'? Don't swallow it!

9 May 2015 9:00 am

We’re all supposed to be knocking back eight glasses a day, right? Wrong, says Tom Chivers