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LATEST NEWS

Severn Trent Water fined £2 million for ‘reckless’ pollution

Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay a fine of £2,072,000 for allowing huge amounts of raw sewage to discharge into the River Trent from Strongford Wastewater Treatment Works (WTW) near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, between November 2019 and February...

SCAPE launches £4bn frameworks to unlock low carbon utilities infrastructure

SCAPE, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement specialists, has launched its new Utilities Works and Services frameworks, designed to empower utility sector organisations to shape their utilities projects and programmes through an accelerated, direct award model. A £3bn...

New Hong Kong desalination plant begins delivering fresh water to 137,000 homes

The new Tseung Kwan O desalination plant is the first to use reverse osmosis technology in Hong Kong. Construction of the first stage plant began in December 2019, and four years later it began supplying fresh water to homes...

JD Pipes expands Colchester branch by 75% with enhanced facilities and services

JDP (John Davidson Pipes), a manufacturer and supplier of civils and drainage products, has announced the major expansion of its Colchester branch. Recently re-opened, this significant upgrade marks a new era for the branch, offering enhanced services and a wider...

£4.5m upgrades will help protect County Durham watercourses

Northumbrian Water is starting work on a £4.5m upgrade of the water company’s Sacriston Sewage Treatment Works. The project, which is expected to take eight months to complete, will improve the performance of the site and make it more resilient,...

Water company inspections will more than quadruple as the Government cracks down on poor performing companies

The Government has announced plans that will see water company inspections more than quadruple, in an attempt to crack down on poor performing companies. The Environment Agency (EA) is already ramping up inspections on water company assets, with over 930...

Thames Water awards Technical Partner Framework to support future infrastructure

Thames Water has implemented a Technical Partner Framework to support the delivery of its Strategic Resource Options (SRO) Programme. As part of this recent procurement exercise, Thames Water, sought to work with partners that demonstrated extensive experience in developing...

B4T partners with Heliot to deploy Sigfox-connected water meters

Heliot Europe, a UK and European Sigfox operator and independent IoT network operator and solution provider, has partnered with B4T to provide it with Sigfox-0G network connectivity for its smart water meters. Known by the industry as B4T’s Jellyfish smart water...

River Thames Scheme launches search for a construction partner

In a key milestone for the River Thames Scheme (RTS), partners The Environment Agency and Surrey County Council have launched the next phase of their search for a construction partner to build the scheme. The RTS is calling for potential...

New Qdos H-FLO chemical metering and dosing pump offers higher flow rates for a wide range of dosing applications

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has launched the Qdos H-FLO chemical metering and dosing pump, designed specifically for higher flow rates up to 600 L/h, with a variety of pumpheads and a range of different tube material to ensure...

Investment to protect the Aln from climate change and population growth

A new underground storm tank will help to protect water quality in the River Aln, in Northumberland. By installing the new 30m³ tank – approximately the size of two shipping containers - at its sewage treatment works on the edge...

10 teams awarded a share of £4.5m by Ofwat​ in first ever Water Discovery Challenge

Technologies that use “lightning in a jar” and a chemical process with only water and oxygen as by-products are being developed as potential alternatives to chlorine in disinfecting drinking water, have been awarded a share of £4.5 million by...

New CPD resource available from FACTA

A new CPD resource 'A guide to specifying a fabricated access cover system' is now freely available from the Fabricated Access Covers Trade Association (FACTA).  The intention of the course is to provide participants with the information and knowledge required...

Navigating the protections afforded by international investment laws

Philipp Kurek specialises in international arbitration, representing clients and providing strategic legal advice in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings across a wide range of sectors.  Here, he tells Water Magazine what additional protections are available under international investment laws...

Scottish Water appoints global EAM specialist BDP Zenith to drive asset management transformation

Scottish Water has appointed BPD Zenith, a global leader in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, to drive its asset management transformation as part of a six year, £5.8bn strategic maintenance and improvement plan. In line with government and regulatory expectations,...

IDS GeoRadar launches new concrete inspection solutions at World of Concrete 

IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, has announced its latest concrete scanning solutions at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.  IDS GeoRadar, a provider of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Interferometric Radar solutions, has launched the C-thrue XS, a handheld, dual...

Gender parity in water accelerated with UK-US agreement

British Water will sign a memorandum of understanding with the WaterRising Institute of the USA at the trade association’s International Reception, due to take place today in Westminster, London. The MoU is an agreement to partner on the WaterWoman Project,...

£28m investment explores a new approach to river water quality

Work is due to start on the next phase of more than £28m of investment to help improve water quality in a County Durham river. Northumbrian Water is trialling a catchment-based approach to the protection of a number of the...

Pennon gives the South West’s top talent the chance to dive into exciting roles within the water industry

Pennon Group is looking for top talent across the region as it opens applications for its two-year Graduate Management Programme for 2024. With a whole range of exciting roles available across operations, engineering, business projects, IT and customer services teams...

£7.4M water improvement scheme completed for Ards Peninsula

NI Water has announced the completion of a £7.4 million project, which will be essential to the future resilience of the water supply infrastructure, primarily in the Ards Peninsula area. The project involved laying a key water pipeline made up...

New Micronovo tackles FOG – naturally

A completely natural combination of bacteria, enzymes and fungi that removes pollutants from wastewater, but without having any detrimental effect on watercourses, is now available in the United Kingdom for the first time. According to the manufacturer, the product is...

Stonbury acquires inspection cleaning specialist Panton McLeod

Stonbury has announced the acquisition of Panton McLeod, an advanced inspection and cleaning specialist of public, commercial and industrial water assets. Stonbury says the addition of the 50-strong Panton McLeod business will serve to strengthen their position in the water...

Safety, sustainability and client delivery are key for new M Group Services Water Division Managing Director, Iain Sutherland

The newly appointed Managing Director for M Group Services’ Water Division says he is committed to ensuring safety, sustainability and client delivery are at the heart of every contract and team. Iain Sutherland, who recently joined M Group Services, has...

Wave wins multi-million pound contract with UK Ministry of Justice

National water retailer, Wave, has won a substantial public sector contract with the Ministry of Justice, following a competitive tender through the CCS Water framework. The three-year contract, which commenced in January 2024, comes with an option to extend...

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