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Meeting the challenges of climate change, over population and PR19 will take innovation and collaboration both within and beyond the water sector. To realise this, a water "centre of excellence" has been conceived and will be launched in the spring.
With companies under unprecedented pressure to improve efficiency and productivity, utilities need to bring new focus and energy into the operational excellence and innovation agenda. At Utility Week Live Online, visitors can find out how
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Last month, Balfour Beatty announced it was quitting the gas and water sectors, as the contracts available were no longer attractive. Trevor Hoyle, former MD of utilities for M Group Services, gives a supplier perspective on the current viability of the utilities sector as well as exploring emerging models of co-operation.
Anglian Water has called for greater emphasis on long-term investment to tackle climate change within the next price review in 2024. The proposal is set out in its five-point green recovery plan.

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Men and women across UK utilities have been working flat out and with great selflessness to provide access to essential utility services during this difficult time. As tentative steps are made to ease the UK lockdown, we have an important opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learnt about the people and teams that drive the industry, says Clancy Group CEO Matt Cannon.
The largest research project of its kind has been launched by the UK Water Industry Research with companies across the UK and Ireland to understand consumption as part of a larger investigation into reducing abstraction.
United Utilities is encouraging farmers to plant miscanthus to reduce the nitrates that leach into waterways after it rains. The company is trialling an area planted with the crop and will offer grants to farmers to plant it.
How can energy and water companies help drive the post-Covid recovery and build a greener and fairer society? Utility Week kickstarts the debate and celebrates the role of utilities with a major new series of analysis, interviews, case studies and digital events. Join the debate – and tell us what you are doing.
With droughts predicted to be more frequent, South Staffs' newly-appointed MD Andy Willicott will bring a perspective from Australia, which has battled water shortages for decades. He talks to Utility Week about AMP7, water efficiency and innovation.
South West Water has seen its leakage repair productivity rates soar in recent months compared to historic averages. Utility Week talks to the teams involved about the challenges AMP7 presents and how the company will tackle them.
Our latest #AskUsAnything online show focussed on the role utilties can play in ensuring the green recovery is at the heart of the post-pandemic economic recovery. Questions from Utility Week readers were tackled by Tony Cocker, chair of Affinity Water and director at SSE, Nick Ellins, chief executive of the Energy & Utility Skills group and Clementine Cowton, external affairs director at Octopus Energy. You can listen to it on demand now.
Anglian has unveiled the next steps of its pipeline water transfer scheme, which will allow it to move water around to ensure supply in the driest parts of its network
SES is using smart technology from Vodafone to monitor its networks and find leaks in the mains and in customers' homes.

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