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The Regulators' Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development has called for water companies to provide evidence of how projects will drive down whole-life carbon emissions as they progress through the gated process. It called for inclusion of renewable energy generation or carbon sequestration where possible in the large-scale schemes being developed to answer looming water shortages.
Farmers and landowners will be incentivised to get involved in nature-based solutions that benefit rivers and streams under schemes launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of the Agriculture Act. Peatland recovery, wetland creation and tree planting are among the activities for which landowners can apply for public funding.
Everflow CEO Josh Gill discusses the need for the water industry to focus on advances in machine learning, open data and AI as well as what the sector can learn from innovation in finance.


Philippe Sébérac, director of technological and scientific expertise at Veolia, explains how the firm and its project partners have updated their early warning system for identifying and quantifying Covid-19 in wastewater to cope with new variants, and discusses a broader rollout.
The water watchdog has set out its strategy for 2022-23 that includes working towards long term goals of eradicating water poverty and raising satisfaction among business customers. CCW said its work will include coordinating a campaign to raise the value of water in society and help people understand how their own consumption impacts the water environment.
Ofwat has set out its expectations for water companies to align their decarbonisation strategies with UK government targets that focus on both operational and embedded emissions. The regulator said the next price review will feature carbon reduction performance commitments.

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