A study by UKWIR and University of Sheffield aims to understand the conditions that can cause buried pipes to leak. It will explore effects of pressure and environment to better inform how companies should invest in pipe maintenance
Ofwat will be setting out details of its innovation fund and leading a series of workshops on transformational innovation at Utility Week Live Online, the industry’s virtual exhibition taking place from 24-26 November.
The EA undertook a review of deep sourced groundwater that found it may be a useful alternative source in water stressed areas, particularly for livestock and irrigation. It has proposed mapping sources across England to better protect them.
Welsh Water has secured £60,000 to fund a scheme that converts sludge to hydrogen fuel for its vehicle fleet and has added solar arrays at three of its sites. The new initiatives are part of the company's efforts to cut carbon emissions across its estate.
How does a smart water network help cut leakage by 25 per cent and consumption by 18 per cent? And do customers really need their meter read 24 times a day? Ruth Williams looks at how the water sector can avoid the pitfalls of the energy smart meter rollout and whether you can have too much data.
A webinar to explore the challenges for utilities operations leaders in supporting increased levels of flexible working while also maximising productivity in the post-Covid environment. The event will feature lessons from the insurance sector as well as insights from utilities experts.
As the Tier 1 contractor turns its back on the gas and water sectors, Denise Chevin asks what this says about the wider relationship between utilities and their supply chain. With a continued move towards Tier 2 (or Tier 1.5) contractors, there may be a tendency to dismiss Balfour Beatty’s concerns, but could complacency come back to haunt the sector eventually?
In our latest #AskUsAnything show a panel of innovation experts will discuss the obstacles to change for the utilities sector and whether the pandemic has reinforced or challenged a risk averse culture across the industry. Senior figures from Cadent, Northumbrian Water and UKPN will be taking part.
As part of a sector-wide pledge to reach carbon net zero by 2030 water companies are having to make big changes to vehicle fleets. Utility Week talks to SES Water’s energy and carbon manager Henrietta Stock, about the progress the company has made so far and the challenges ahead in terms of electrifying HGVs.
Last month the government’s Geospatial Committee announced investment in an underground mapping tool developed by Ordnance Survey. However, it is not the first service to provide a blueprint of subterranean Britain. Utility Week profiles the Anglian-owned Digdat.
Southern Water has a new strategy for tackling leaks in AMP7 that involves a holistic view of reaching ODIs set by Ofwat. Utility Week speaks to water demand manager Phil Tapping about how new technology and better monitoring is already driving performance up and leakage down.
Scottish Water shares learnings from its transition to a cloud-based system that allows users across the country to view and manage 5,000 on-going projects