The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. It is working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.
The Welsh Government consists of:
- The First Minister
- Welsh Ministers
- The Counsel General
- Deputy Ministers.
They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment. It aims to be open and responsive to the needs of citizens and communities and is one of the few governments in the world that publishes Cabinet minutes and papers. Responsibility for most key areas of public life including health, education and environment is devolved. With offices across Wales, including Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction, it is getting closer to the people it serves.
For more information, visit: gov.wales/?lang=en
Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is produced, it is fully committed to delivering best quality service at least possible cost. Since 2001, it has been owned, financed and managed by Glas Cymru. Unique in the water and sewerage sector, Glas Cymru is a company limited by guarantee and as such has no shareholders
For more information, visit: www.dwrcymru.com
Severn Trent is the UK’s second biggest water company. It serves more than 4.3m homes and business customers in England and Wales. Its region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of water every day through 46,000km of pipes. A further 91,000km of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.
For more information, visit www.stwater.co.uk
Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of environmental, countryside and heritage non-governmental organisations with an all-Wales remit. Its vision is a healthy, sustainably managed environment and countryside with safeguarded heritage in which the people of Wales and future generations can prosper.
WEL’s strategic aims are to:
- Positively influence development of policy, legislation and practice in Wales by providing a cohesive voice for members and enabling them to work effectively with Government and statutory sectors as a respected and valued independent advisory body.
- Support and nurture the environmental NGO sector by facilitating the development of partnerships, knowledge and expertise whilst building mutual trust and enhancing capacity within the membership.
For more information, visit: www.waleslink.org
Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) represents water and sewerage consumers in England and Wales. It provides a strong national voice for consumers. It has offices throughout England and Wales so that it can keep in close contact with companies that provide water and sewerage services, and with consumers themselves. CCWater’s job is to make sure that the collective voice of consumers is heard in national water debate and that consumers remain at the heart of the water industry. It will also take up consumers’ complaints if they have tried and failed to resolve issues with their water companies. It aims to settle 70% of complaints within 20 working days and settle 85% within 40 working days. Since CCWater was formed it has been highly successful in achieving these aims.
For more information, visit: www.ccwater.org.uk
The Future Water Association aims to shape the future of the water sector by taking a leadership role with government, industry members and the public, focusing on innovation and education, increasing engagement throughout the membership and across the sector and becoming the voice of the sector. Future Water Association is a modern, innovative and dynamic organisation that inspires, supports and leads the water supply chain. It informs the sector about opportunities, the regulators about challenges and government about policy direction, innovates through Water Dragons, delivers the ‘innovating the future’ roadmap, and influences and inspires the supply chain to develop innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to shape the future of the water sector.
For more information, visit www.futurewaterassociation.com
Institute of Water, founded in 1945, is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry. It supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework. The Institute of Water offers members a structured approach to CPD, learning opportunities, a quarterly journal, and online access to relevant industry information. It also provides professional recognition for engineers and environmentalists. A range of networking opportunities are provided for members, both online and through a range of events held across the country.
For more information, visit: www.instituteofwater.org.uk
Utility Week was launched in 1994 in response to the growing regulatory and market complexity following utility privatisation. For more than 20 years, Utility Week has been the UK utility sector’s unrivalled thought leader and source of news and comment on the business of Britain’s electricity, gas and water companies. Utility Week provides authoritative analysis, impartial industry intelligence and insight. It has the trust and respect of utility chiefs, regulators and government.
For more information, visit: www.utilityweek.co.uk
WET News is the voice of water industry contractors, delivering the specialist information that they require to operate efficiently, cost-effectively and profitably in an ever-changing market place.
For more information, visit: www.wwtonline.co.uk
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