Water Excellence

Highlighting innovative ways in which water companies are maximising efficiency while minimising operational costs

Editor's picks

Reaching net zero will take a cultural shift for companies in the water sector to make reducing carbon an integral part of all actions, the APPG water group has heard, along with a call for environmental contracts to complement social commitments made by the sector.
News
Waterwise is asking people to start the new year with a pledge to use less water throughout January to encourage long-term changes to habits.
News

Featured

Ofwat has named smart networks as an area of focus for the next AMP cycle to bring step change in water companies' service. Engineering and analysis experts from Enzen talk to Utility Week about the advantages data could bring
Analysis
With the water sector less than a year into enacting PR19 business plans, Ofwat has reached out to stakeholders for input on the framework for the next price review. It asks what the sector should look like by 2040 and how to get there considering climate change, investment, affordability and resilience.
News
Thames' super sewer passed two milestones this week with work started on the final connection tunnel, while elsewhere a boring machine broke through to a main shaft signalling around 80 per cent of tunnelling is now complete.
News

Latest in Water Excellence

January will mark two years since sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS) became mandatory in Wales - a move which could soon follow in England. Welsh Water’s director of wastewater Steve Wilson tells Utility Week that during that time SuDS have vastly reduced the use of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), increased biodiversity and saved hundreds of properties from flooding.
Analysis
The health of English rivers has come under fierce public scrutiny in recent months for declining biodiversity but in Shropshire 100 water voles have been reintroduced as part of work by Severn Trent and the EA
News
Liv Garfield, chief executive of Severn Trent, has stressed the need to create and design a new Britain to adapt to the pressures of climate change and population growth.
News
Insurance giant RSA knows what it’s like to feel the drag of legacy systems on its cost base and productivity potential. But a new approach to deploying work in its back office and optimising the capabilities of its employees has unlocked breakthroughs in efficiency and effectiveness.
News
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.
Opinion
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.
News
The cost of covid-related delays has added £233 million and nine months to the forecast for London's super super. Tideway is discussing with Ofwat how to mitigate the extra cost.
News
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.
Analysis
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?
Comment
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.
Webinars
Close
Close

Request a call back

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]