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New chief executives have been unveiled at United Utilities and Electricity North West, following the retirement of Steve Mogford and Peter Emery respectively.
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Ofwat has named David Black as its permanent chief executive after a year in the position in an interim capacity. Black oversaw the PR19 price review, dubbed the toughest the sector has seen, and has been instrumental in tightening financial resilience of water companies.
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Industry experts have called for the prioritisation of work to better understand and remove surface water without it entering overburdened sewers as a key challenge of climate change resilience. The chief executive of Thames and Northumbrian Water agree that the sector needs to work harder, and collaborate further on managing surface water.
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Consumer research shows water companies are increasingly being seen as the primary culprits when it comes to river pollution, yet public awareness of the work they are doing to mitigate these impacts is actually dropping. Ruth Williams asks why the water sector has struggled to make its voice heard.
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NI Water’s recruitment campaign has failed to deliver a new chief executive, after six shortlisted candidates were considered unsuitable for the £150,000 post.
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Chris Phillips says the Water Bill and PR14 won’t foster real innovation in the market and that companies should be split up to meet future challenges and excel on the world stage.
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Wastewater reuse can be a serious supply contender, but the right systems need to be in place to ensure safety, and users need to be brought on board. Vikki Williams provides a checklist.
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Ex-water minister Richard Benyon sounded cheery this week as he tweeted his followers: “on [the] backbenches!” After three-and-a-half years on the frontbench, Benyon may well be relieved to leave the sector behind. He narrowly escapes being the man in charge when the water sector is opened up to non-domestic competition in 2017, and perhaps more importantly, won’t be responsible for deciding the nature of abstraction and upstream reform. Those duties will now fall to his replacement, George Eustice, pending the next election (or any further reshuffles).
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