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Portsmouth and Southern will publicly sign their bulk supply agreement today, marking an historic milestone for both companies. Chief executive Bob Taylor talks to Utility Week about how Havant Thicket exemplifies the water-only company's growing role in regional water resource planning.
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Thames has unveiled plans to create a wetlands next to Aylesbury wastewater treatment plant as part of broader plans for biodiversity and habitat creation across its estate
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Anglian Water has set out plans to expand its Shop Window, the company's Newmarket test bed for innovation, to trial its projects with one million customers before company-wide adoption.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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After parts of the UK saw the lowest temperatures recorded in a century this week, Utility Week asks how ready is the water sector for another big thaw?
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United Utilities has reached a milestone in leakage detection by developing its AI to identify the size of leaks in networks so technicians can prioritise repairs. The Fido system distinguishes data from loggers while ignoring background noises for improved accuracy.
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Severn Trent is ramping up its use of smart sewer monitoring devices after the success of a trial. The company reported 25 per cent fewer blockages and a 15 per cent reduction in pollution incidents during the first year of AMP7
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Bristol Water’s wholesale division was voted the best performer by retailers in the inaugural R-Mex ratings and was consistently high in the preceding league tables. The company built the division to be customer-centric and is now applying that formula to the wider business. Chief operating officer Richard Price talks to Utility Week about what’s been achieved and what’s next in the strategy.
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Thames has begun a trial using smart technology that monitors sewers and alerts the company if problems emerge before they cause blockages.
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Ofwat has confirmed its decision to approve the first four projects under the RAPID scheme to improve resilience through collaborations between water companies.
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Anglian has had approval from Defra to accelerate investment in schemes that will benefit the environment. The company will invest £800 million in natural water treatment, river restoration and enhancing biodiversity in its region
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Yorkshire has begun using a cloud platform to share data including images and video with multiple team members when dealing with a sewer incident to allow the company to resolve problems more quickly and efficiently.
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The first round of Ofwat's innovation competition kicks off today with the Innovation in Water Challenge, inviting ideas and pitches from within and outside the water sector with a chance to win up £250,000 of development funds.
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The COP26 conference presents an opportunity for the UK water sector to showcase its decarbonisation ambitions to the rest of the world, according to the industry’s trade body. However, Samuel Larsen, Water UK's programme lead on Net Zero 2030 Roadmap, told Utility Week that the sector must be transparent on where and how it uses offsetting to reach its goal.
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Yorkshire is embarking on a trial with advanced materials manufacturer Haydale to upgrade its asset base using a ceramic polymer that will reduce its carbon emissions from capital investment projects by 23 per cent during AMP7.
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