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Managing water resources to prevent flooding or droughts is a national concern and regional planning groups are bringing together their work to inform the bigger picture. Ruth Williams looks at the work underway to map out needs for the rest of the century.
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New commitments for water companies, Ofwat and the Environment Agency to increase transparency and reduce the reliance on storm overflows have been made in response to Philip Dunne's Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill. Utility Week speaks to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
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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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Scottish Water can invest 30 per cent more in its upcoming price control period to update aging assets and mitigate against the affects of climate change, however its regulator said the efficiency challenges mean the final determination is tougher than Ofwat's PR19.
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An online platform to match water demand and supply requests in the east of England is being trialled by Anglian and Essex and Suffolk Water companies with scope to roll out nationally if successful.
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To address some of the problematic elements of decarbonisation in the water sector, this virtual innovation festival jointly hosted by Anglian, Yorkshire and Essex & Suffolk will look towards COP26
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South Staffs has engaged with farmers and land managers to trial companion crops for maize fields as part of a catchment management scheme that has seen nitrate run off reduced by 50 per cent
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SES Water has created a campaign to debunk commonly held myths about water consumption at a personal, local and global level as part of its efforts to reduce consumer demand in its region.
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As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week speaks to Iain McGuffog, director of strategy & regulation at Bristol Water. He discusses the importance of a community-led approach to reaching net zero, opportunities under Brexit and why some failures will be inevitable if ambition and innovation are truly stretching.
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Pollution incidents caused by water and sewerage companies plateaued in 2019/20 against an overall drop in the number of incidents a report from the Environment Agency shows. Introducing the report, chief executive James Bevan warned that environmental protection and enhancement will come at a cost.
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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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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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The role that the non-household water sector will play in developing water resource management plans and driving greater efficiencies has been set out in an action plan by wholesalers and retailers.
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