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BREAKING NEWS

GEO Business 2022 marks huge growth in the geospatial profession

GEO Business made a big impact on the UK geospatial profession as it returned to ExCeL London on 18-19 May. The 2022 edition of the show welcomed an impressive increase in visitors, confirming the upward trajectory of the sector and...

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s partnership with Siemens dramatically reduces carbon and costs

In April 2017 Stoke-on-Trent City Council formed a strategic collaboration with Siemens to develop a series of energy-saving projects as part of the council’s plans to dramatically decrease carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce costs....

SeaShield 2000FD™ System selected for jetty pile protection at RNLI Lifeboat Station

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd.’s SeaShield 2000FD™ System was recently specified for the protection of 31 jetty piles at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) station in Padstow, Cornwall. The existing epoxy coating on the piles had begun to fail...

Research suggests UK’s safe digging community is stronger than ever

According to Digging up Britain 2022, the UK’s safe digging community has never been stronger, with 84 percent of all projects now preceded by a search for underground pipes and cables. The annual safe digging report by LSBUD reveals that...

On International Women in Engineering Day, Lanes Group provides a five-point plan to achieve gender parity in our industry

Recruitment of female staff in drainage industry roles continues to lag behind - but five key steps can help generate significant progress in welcoming more women into the industry, according to Lanes Group plc. June 23rd marks International Women in...

Severn Trent share first look at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games water refill stations

Severn Trent has shared a first look at the water refill stations set to be popping up at Birmingham 2022’s venues this summer. As Birmingham 2022’s Official Nature & Carbon Neutral Partner, the Midlands-based water and waste company will be...

Professor Ian Barker joins Cambridge and South Staffs Board of Directors

Professor Ian Barker, the founder and managing director of Water Policy International Ltd, has joined the Board of Directors of both Cambridge Water and South Staffs Water. Professor Barker is a Chartered Environmentalist and has over 35 years in the...

£280 million of support for United Utilities customers

Alongside its full year results announced in May, United Utilities unveiled a £280 million package of support measures that is helping over 200,000 households across the North West until 2025. The company’s shareholders are providing £142 million of support in...

New era for two highland wastewater treatment works

Scottish Water is taking over the ownership and operation of two wastewater treatment works in the Highlands following the conclusion of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangement which has been in place since 1996. Veolia, who operate the plant on...

Trant meets Southern Water’s EDM Programme

To meet the Environment Agency’s accelerated target that all Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are fitted with Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) devices by 31 December 2023, Southern Water need to install and/or upgrade EDM to 500 CSOs in AMP7 and...

New Chair wants an apprenticeship available for ‘Every Young Person in Scotland’

The employer-led body in charge of apprenticeships in Scotland has appointed a new business leader to Chair its group of industry experts. Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Chief Operating Officer takes on the role of Chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s...

People struggling with cost of living can seek up to a 90% reduction on their water bill

People across the region facing increasing cost of living pressures can access a £30 million support fund being launched by Severn Trent. As the cost of living continues to rise, the water company has pledged to support an extra 100,000...

Success continues to ‘flow’ for NI Water at the Belfast Telegraph Awards

NI Water is celebrating after winning the much coveted ‘Excellence In Workplace Health & Wellbeing’ award at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards. This is now the third prestigious business award that the company have won for Health and Wellbeing...

GHGSat launches three new ABB-built optical sensors into space

Canadian company GHGSat, which specializes in high-resolution GHG monitoring from space, has launched three new ABB-built optical sensors into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, doubling capacity to monitor methane gas emissions. With...

New technology for water quality monitoring receives prestigious award

A water monitoring system developed in a collaboration between University of Birmingham researchers and Proteus Instruments, that remotely measures the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, has resulted in a Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation) for the...

TOP CASE STUDIES

Sagacity partners with Southern Water to reduce void properties and improve service to meet Ofwat ODI targets

The Covid pandemic together with the cost-of-living crisis is putting increasing pressure on customers and their ability to balance competing demands. When moving properties, contacting your water supplier is not always the highest priority which is becoming a growing...

Adler and Allan add 10 years to a critical asset and save £7.8 million in 24 hour turnaround digestor project

Delivering wastewater safely back to the environment is a complex operation. Done correctly, it returns clean, treated water to rivers and converts methane by-products into sustainable energy. When assets fail, however, the process presents serious pollution hazards. When surface cracks...

Could the application of hydrophobic epoxy coatings to pumping systems offer industry a saving in energy consumption?

Manufacturing operations are faced with many challenges in today’s marketplace. With Global energy prices soaring, many industries are being impacted in the form of rising production costs, supply chain issues and lower output. The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) estimate...

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