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Cost-cutting wastewater project could slash greenhouse gas emissions

A project which could significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas produced during the treatment of wastewater is being pioneered by the University of...

New research suggests cloud engineering could be more effective ‘painkiller’ for global warming than previously thought

In a study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers at the University of Birmingham found that marine cloud brightening (MCB), also known as marine cloud...

Customer trust and satisfaction in water companies falling in latest Ofwat and CCW research

Customer research published by Ofwat and consumer watchdog CCW reveals that the vast majority of people do not trust water companies to do what’s...

Pulled the plug! A third of people have quit using the bath due to high energy costs

A third of people with baths (32%) have stopped using the tub completely due to high energy prices, new research from Uswitch.com, the comparison...

New study finds an uneven application of the concept of a globally agreed approach to water stewardship is holding back progress

A globally agreed approach to water stewardship could contribute significantly to improved water security, benefiting people and planet, in light of population growth and...

Infrastructure Client Group benchmarking report highlights a need for increased collaboration and investment in data and digital

The Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) Data and Digital Benchmarking Report shows an increasing awareness of the challenges and issues affecting the UK infrastructure industry....

Swimming in sewage: Bathing forecasts not keeping people safe

The UK’s bathing water forecasts need urgent improvement to prevent beach goers from swimming in sewage without warning, a new study has shown. With increasing...

High levels of PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ contaminants in London’s drinking water, independent investigation reveals

Bluewater, a leading sustainable water purification and beverage solutions pioneer, has discovered significant contamination of London's tap water by health-threatening 'forever' chemicals such as...

Protecting the planet: The technological trends shaping water management in 2024

There are multiple challenges facing the water sector in 2024, including water scarcity, increased demand for water and the risk of extreme events, which...

Payment plans are the most popular form of debt management support for water bill payers

As the cost of living crisis continues, new research shows that payment plans are the most popular form of financial support for water customers. Almost...

UKWIR projects available for expression of interest

Expressions of interest (EOI) are being sought by UKWIR for expert partners ready to carry out targeted research projects to tackle the biggest issues...

First Scotland-wide drugs and microplastics test of rivers launched

Environmental scientists at The James Hutton Institute have launched the first nation-wide drug and microplastics test on Scotland’s rivers to help shed light on...

Heriot-Watt scientists to help battle pollution through ‘superhero’ micro-organisms

Tiny ‘superhero’ micro-organisms that have natural abilities in cleaning up our planet are the focus of a new £13m innovation centre involving universities including...

Met Office stats reveal Britain’s roads experienced an unusually wet 2023

The Met Office recently revealed how rainfall was up 11 per cent compared with the average, while March, July and October were the sixth-wettest...

Aston University receives a £10m Research England grant to establish the Aston Institute for Membrane Excellence

Aston University will establish the Aston Institute for Membrane Excellence (AIME), a globally unique, cross-disciplinary institute to develop novel biomimetic membranes, after receiving a...

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