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An online mapping tool for measuring natural assets has been launched by a company co-founded by the former chair of the Natural Capital Committee, Dieter Helm. The developers said the tool gauges the benefits assets can provide in terms of carbon sequestration and storage, flood risk reduction, biodiversity and social wellbeing and will help inform discussions around the PR19 price review for water companies.
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Everflow has set out plans to double its staff and increase turnover to £240 million in the next five years by focusing on its technology platforms after securing financing from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
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Thames Water is the first company in the country to undertake a mass rollout of smart water meters and has reached half a million installations. The firm said the programme has led to a reduction in leakage and greater consumer engagement with water efficiency.
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Scottish Water’s decarbonisation strategy works back from the net-zero target of 2045 to establish what needs to be achieved and when – as well as who will pay. As part of our Countdown to COP series, chief executive Douglas Millican talks to Ruth Williams about taking a long-term view and how the company sought public backing for its plans.
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Ofwat is considering altering Tideway's licence to acknowledge the delays and additional costs incurred because of Covid-19. It is consulting on changing the amount customers pay from 60 to 85 per cent of the c.£200million extra that the pandemic is anticipated to have added to the price of delivering the super sewer.
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Jerry Bryan has been taking on the establishment ever since Albion Water got its first inset in 1999. He talks to Megan Darby about fighting to keep upstream competition on the political agenda
Opinion
Water firms are increasingly choosing proactive forecasting from the Met Office in place of post-weather event analysis. Julian Menadue writes
News
The show must go on, whatever the weather. Justin Pugsley finds preparation, rapid response and insurance the vital ingredients for utility resilience through winter weather
Opinion
Clive Mottram looks at the new licence options on offer in the draft Water Bill and asks, will they drive an active, competitive market?
News
It's been a long, slow process improving our housing stock. In the new-build sector, the government has taken immense care to keep housebuilders on side. Those builders have had years of warning of when energy efficiency standards will be tightened, and a roadmap towards still better standards in future that could not be clearer. Nonetheless, housebuilders have complained that capital costs will increase, and prices will go up for buyers.
Comment
Forget a substantial public subsidy, the Thames Tideway Tunnel is likely to be financed by Thames Water customers and pseudo-PFI investors, says Nigel Hawkins
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Want to improve your SIM performance? Allow staff more freedom and flexibility to respond to customers as individuals, says Ben Bax
Opinion
When designing default tariffs for the water retail market, Ofwat must protect customers while allowing competition to flourish, says Sam Williams
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