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A parliamentary committee on river pollution has launched an inquiry into a range of issues - from inland bathing waters to the efficacy of Ofwat’s regulation and the cost of reducing storm overflows.
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Following a consultation the EA will update guidelines for water resources management planning from 2024 to reflect changes in usage patterns because of coronavirus as well as requesting more evidence of environmental improvements
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With no policy or financial incentives in place to cut methane and nitrous oxide emissions, the onus is on water companies to reduce process emissions from wastewater treatment processes, a panel of experts told Utility Week.
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Peter Perry, who joined Welsh Water as an apprentice, became chief executive in the midst of the pandemic after Chris Jones retired in April. He chats with Utility Week about getting through 2020, the projects that excite him for AMP7 and what billpayers expect from their water company
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Dean Wheeler, partner at management consultancy firm Reson8, says the pandemic has given water and wastewater asset managers a chance to think about maintenance differently and move to a 'less is more' approach.
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The chair of the Environment Agency has called for turnover-related environmental fines to deter large companies from polluting and said the water sector needs to be as ambitious on pollution as it is on reaching net zero.
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To address some of the problematic elements of decarbonisation in the water sector, this virtual innovation festival jointly hosted by Anglian, Yorkshire and Essex & Suffolk will look towards COP26
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Thames Water and Kingston Council are embarking on a project to capture heat from effluent at a wastewater treatment site and supply it to new housing estate via a district heating network. The network will eventually be expanded to serve public and commercial buildings in Kingston town centre.
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Anglian Water has set out plans to expand its Shop Window, the company's Newmarket test bed for innovation, to trial its projects with one million customers before company-wide adoption.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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The first round of Ofwat's innovation competition kicks off today with the Innovation in Water Challenge, inviting ideas and pitches from within and outside the water sector with a chance to win up £250,000 of development funds.
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Bristol Water has created an online library of resources for students learning at home during lockdown. Worksheets, videos and experiments all related to water are available for KS2 and above learners.
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Scottish Water can invest 30 per cent more in its upcoming price control period to update aging assets and mitigate against the affects of climate change, however its regulator said the efficiency challenges mean the final determination is tougher than Ofwat's PR19.
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With the water sector less than a year into enacting PR19 business plans, Ofwat has reached out to stakeholders for input on the framework for the next price review. It asks what the sector should look like by 2040 and how to get there considering climate change, investment, affordability and resilience.
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Thames' super sewer passed two milestones this week with work started on the final connection tunnel, while elsewhere a boring machine broke through to a main shaft signalling around 80 per cent of tunnelling is now complete.
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Peter Perry, who joined Welsh Water as an apprentice, became chief executive in the midst of the pandemic after Chris Jones retired in April. He chats with Utility Week about getting through 2020, the projects that excite him for AMP7 and what billpayers expect from their water company
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