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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.
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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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Can utilities balance the need to inject new intelligence and connectivity into their aging asset base with the risk that doing so will increase cyber vulnerability? Download Utility Week's new report, in association with Fortinet, to find out.
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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.
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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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After overcoming initial pushback from the public, street workers have been able to continue vital projects despite the lockdown. However, the sector needs clarity from government on how an orderly exit from the current situation will be achieved, writes Street Works UK chief executive, Clive Bairsto.
Opinion
As part of our Mind the Tap series, Utility Week speaks to Hubbub - a charity specialising in persuading people to adopt more sustainable practices – about communicating the water efficiency message. Its chief executive discusses the quandary of how you convince the public to play their part in solving a problem, if they refuse to believe the problem exists in the first place.
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Yorkshire is tendering for £800 million worth of contracts including an innovation fund to encourage bids that develop new technologies while minimising disruption for customers
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To showcase the best practices of community groups engaged with water efficiency programmes, Waterwise has extended its Checkmark scheme. It will target water companies that want to highlight the work they undertake to encourage better water habits to apply for the accreditation.
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In the latest of a series of articles exclusively for Utility Week members, Maxine Frerk – former Ofgem executive – asks whether the regulators have responded quickly and decisively enough on the implications of the coronavirus outbreak. As well as assessing whether their reassurances go far enough, she examines which parts of the regulatory programme could safely be put on hold.
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Several companies across the sector are pausing their apprenticeship programmes due to coronavirus and moving apprentices to frontline roles. The Energy and Utility Skills Group has also called for a pause to the Apprenticeship Levy.
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At a time when workforces are under increased pressure and restricted working conditions, sewage workers are forced to deal with thousands of extra sewer blockages caused by households flushing kitchen rolls, wet wipes and newspaper down the toilet.
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South East Water reports on the promising initial results from its one year trial to create a smart network in north Kent as part of its efforts to reach the 15 per cent leakage reduction target set by Ofwat. The company has worked with specialists to update meters, install sensors and loggers and collate the data from the project for analysis
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