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Water companies from across the UK as well as supply partners, NGOs and academic groups have been awarded funding for 11 projects from the Ofwat Innovation Fund to tackle shared problems faced by the sector. See the full list as well as the thoughts of Ofwat's John Russell.
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An environmental group has threatened legal action against environment minister Rebecca Pow’s department for not dealing comprehensively with combined sewer overflows.
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Installing one million smart water meters each year could cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 0.5 per cent over the next 15 years. The impact of smart water meters on reducing the UK’s carbon emissions has been calculated in a new report by Waterwise and Arqiva that suggests a nationwide rollout would save one billion litres of water daily.
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A former Environment Agency water quality expert has lambasted the body’s monitoring of river and sewer overflows. Peter Lloyd told the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the regulator lacked the expertise to understand and interpret data gathered from wastewater treatment works.
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Judging by findings from Utility Week/Accent's latest Senior Executive Panel survey, the new version of the Water Bill should offer some comfort to the industry on resilience issues, but there is still a lot to be worked out. Karma Ockenden reports
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As Scottish Water has grown up, it has earned Wics' trust - and this will be fundamental to the next price review. Long-term FD, and now chief exec, Douglas Millican tells Karma Ockenden why
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The water sector must put flesh on the bones of its sewer data if it is to improve customer outcomes. Jo Hulance and Ian Dawes issue a call to arms
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Big data provides a big opportunity to regain customer trust. Take it, say Ben Taylor and Richard Postance
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The Water Bill is to be expected "any day" and will allow the secretary of state to set customer service levels which water companies must meet, according to a speech by Defra's Dr Sonia Phippard at the Future Water 2013 conference in London today.
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Southern Water has taken the bold step of proposing to spend more on securing water resources than convention demands. Why? Because it's what customers want. Karma Ockenden wonders how the regulator will respond
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Sutton and East Surrey water plans to increase its compulsory metering programme to customers over the next 25 years to combat the potential of dwindling water stocks and achieve a penetration figure of 90% of homes.
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There is a clear and growing tension between national policy on low-carbon energy and local delivery, writes Jo Hannah
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Customers contacting their water firm over the past 12 months received an improved service from their supplier, according to data published by Ofwat today.
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Alan Sutherland explains why Wics is returning to the roots of RPI-X regulation for its upcoming Strategic Review of Charges for Scottish Water.
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