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
It has been an extremely challenging year for the non-household water market, and as Wave chief executive Lucy Darch tells Utility Week, retailers started out with little resilience to deal with the fallout. She gives her view on how to strengthen the sector for the future and what a second lockdown means for customers.
Water cannot be excluded from energy and planning discussions if the UK is to meet its commitments to net zero, according to a new paper from the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum that recommends ambitious targets for consumption and calls for mandatory sustainable drainage and water labelling.
Chalk streams health will be improved following promises by Affinity, Anglian, Southern and Thames Water to reduce abstraction and pollution to restore flows and health of these ecologically critical waterways
United Utilities has beefed up its arsenal of leakage detection technology with 24,000 narrowband internet of things devices to locate leaks in real time as part of the company's £30 million plan to cut leakage by 20 per cent by 2025
Rachel Fletcher chief executive at Ofwat told investors that the regulator hopes to see nature-based solutions as the go-to choice in PR24 business plans as well as a clear route for reaching carbon net-zero
Affinity Water has said it will share a “pioneering” AI-driven system that predicts water consumption with the wider sector. The company says the technology can be used to monitor the impacts of weather events and unforeseen circumstances such as coronavirus on consumption in real time.