Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

Comment posted on Scotland’s water, Scottish Water, climate change and the south east by Karl Hughes

Exactly…to much waste and too much loss….
We do exactly the same with energy…

Karl Hughes also commented

  • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

    Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

  • The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

Recent comments by Karl Hughes

  • Andrew Argyle: Ruth Wishart’s ‘Chicken LIttle’ moment
    Gobbles like a turkey, walks like a turkey, tastes like a turkey…..probably is a turkey.
  • Andrew Argyle: Ruth Wishart’s ‘Chicken LIttle’ moment
    As said before…I am employed as an Environmental/ H&S consultant…I work with people… i have had as much work from the Renewable industry as I have O & G and minerals…even worked for the EU as a Fisheries inspector and for the UN as a consultant in Guinea….blah…blah…blah…

    My main objective is to stop folk getting hurt and environments getting damaged…wherever that may be likely to happen….

    I am not a sceptic…I know the climate is changing…its the nature of things…nothing is constant in the universe…learn to adapt or die…

  • Andrew Argyle: Ruth Wishart’s ‘Chicken LIttle’ moment
    Church of the blinkered extremists LOL…..leave her/ it/ him. to it…. not worth the miliamps.

    Whatever you write she/it/he will not read…and think over…she/it/he will only read the bloggers name and then decide that whatever you are saying is wrong….save the milli amps … silence drives him/it/ her crazy LOL

    The fact is the climate is changing…it always has and always will…and we are kidding ourselves that we can do anything about it…except what every species has always done…adapt or die QED…

  • Andrew Argyle: Ruth Wishart’s ‘Chicken LIttle’ moment
    Germany does not seem to worried:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26820405

    En route home…. :)

  • Going well: Western and Northern Isles’ three days of serious talks in London on devolution
    H2O…
    Given your last answer … and your inability to comprehend the idea of a person linking their birth place with also being a Scot…..
    I drop you this post from DBX…I am sat with a pint watching all the colors of humanity pass by me…nations on the hoof…each heading to a different country…a wonderful sight.
    You cannot bring yourself, even when hiding behind a pseudonim…to admit even to yourself that what drives your written bile is a failing in your persona…a racist anti English streak.

    The fact is H2O, Scotland needs immigrants, people from the ” colors of humanity” English folk like me make up about half a million of the Scottish population and then there are others from around the globe…about 1.2 persons to every 250 in Scotland was not born in Scotland….it needs to be more to maintain the population…
    I don’t actually care on which way folk intend to vote in the Indy Ref…as long as they are aware of all the pro’s and con’s of either argument…and that these are presented in a non racist, non-political, objective and truthfull manner…I have enough confidence in our democracy to know the outcome will eventually be correct…
    I will just add that you fail on all four of the previous points…and the sad thing for you is that you don’t even see it.
    Namaste.

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9 Responses to Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

  1. The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

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  2. You slightly beat me to the point Karl: it would indeed be daft to supply the SE of England with Scottish water but all that is needed is to move Scottish water to the North of England, then move NoE water to the Midlands, then Midlands water to the South. It is still not trivial but it is certainly feasible and how commercially viable depends on how much the SE wants water. (Though, that all said, it is probable that improvements to water capture storage and distribution in the SE would be a more sensible priority – after that is exhausted it is time to look at more radical solutions).

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    • It’s already possible to transfer water from the giant Kielder reservoir near the Scottish border from Northumberland down through Durham to South Yorkshire – a series of tunnels, pipelines and pumping stations connecting formerly separate water networks down the east side of the Pennines to feed a predicted rise in demand – notably the steel industry – that didn’t materialise.

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    • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

      Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

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  3. Every time there is a drought anywhere the news channels prop up a reporter at a convenient almost dry reservoir. In the backgrounds are huge areas of sand and silt.

    Why don’t the water companies get a JCB and a couple of lorries and dig all of it out to increase storage capacity?

    Simples? I don’t know – is there a reason why they don’t?

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    • Jim, I think regardless of how much is dug away and removed such and sand/silt there would still be a reduction of water, this would not increase the amount of water stored. So, the size of the resevoir is not the important factor here, it still requires constant water to keep levels above certain levels.

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  4. The issue has nothing to do with a minuscule change in the climate and everything to do with increasing population and increasing water usage.

    When will journalists start checking their facts and stop blaming the climate … it’s like the “wrong kind of leaves”. Climate has always changed … it will always change, but the biggest factor on water supply is the way we use it.

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