Lead role with UK Water Industry Research
28 May 2010
Our environmental and water law team is to work alongside environmental consultancy SKM Enviros on a study commissioned by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) into the impacts of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) on the UK water industry.
Work on the study will continue into 2011. It aims to:
- quantify the potential impact of the IED on the UK water industry
- investigate the regulatory framework controlling such installations across mainland Europe
- identify differences from the UK position in the interpretation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control 'IPPC' Directive (one of 7 Directives to be replaced by the IED)
- recommend how the regulatory and cost burdens on the UK water industry might be minimised consistent with full compliance
It will also take full account of the importance of securing future UK and EU targets for renewable energy, recycling and waste reuse and carbon emission reductions, and the application of these targets to the water industry.
William Wilson from our environmental and water team says:
"The Industrial Emissions Directive will be one of the key controls in EU environmental legislation on industrial operations; it replaces seven other Directives and is under active negotiation now. We welcome the opportunity to work on this study with SKM Enviros for UKWIR on behalf of the water and sewerage undertakers in the UK."
Burges Salmon's expert advisory team includes partner Michael Barlow, barrister William Wilson and associate Simon Tilling.