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
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.
Most water companies in England and Wales are failing to meet their per capita consumption targets, with overall performance deteriorating by 2 per cent since 2012/13 and pollution incidents up year on year, Ofwat’s service delivery report for 2018/19 has shown.
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
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.
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.
Pollution incidents caused by water and sewerage companies plateaued in 2019/20 against an overall drop in the number of incidents a report from the Environment Agency shows. Introducing the report, chief executive James Bevan warned that environmental protection and enhancement will come at a cost.
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
New commitments for water companies, Ofwat and the Environment Agency to increase transparency and reduce the reliance on storm overflows have been made in response to Philip Dunne's Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill. Utility Week speaks to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
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.