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An environmental group has threatened legal action against environment minister Rebecca Pow’s department for not dealing comprehensively with combined sewer overflows.
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Water companies from across the UK as well as supply partners, NGOs and academic groups have been awarded funding for 11 projects from the Ofwat Innovation Fund to tackle shared problems faced by the sector. See the full list as well as the thoughts of Ofwat's John Russell.
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Installing one million smart water meters each year could cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 0.5 per cent over the next 15 years. The impact of smart water meters on reducing the UK’s carbon emissions has been calculated in a new report by Waterwise and Arqiva that suggests a nationwide rollout would save one billion litres of water daily.
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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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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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Ofwat has proposed a series of changes in the ways water companies report on leakage savings and costs to inform PR24 framework and suggested introducing mandatory reporting for embedded and operational greenhouse gas emissions. The proposals are partly in response to recommendations made by the Competition and Markets Authority as part of its PR19 redeterminations.
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After six years of underinvestment, Northern Ireland Water has been granted £2.1 billion to spend on capital investment programmes to improve infrastructure as well as to meet climate and environmental goals. The increase in capital investment will enable the company to provide wastewater treatment services that have lagged behind the rate of housing growth.
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The environmental, as well as the financial, cost should be factored into the price of a litre of water, according to the chair of the APPG on chalk streams who said Ofwat should support companies in their environmental commitments
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Thames has rolled out a new IT system for monitoring its clean water processes, supplies and treatment works across the capital. The technology replaces a 25-year old system that remained online throughout the switchover to minimise disruptions
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Thames Water's head of smart metering talks about the trials, tribulations and many benefits the company has seen since it began the UK's first major smart water meter rollout
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In this case study, read how Burkert Fluid Control Systems has improved the accuracy and reliability of monitoring drinking water quality in a flexible, easy to maintain package which has also reduced costs.
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Yorkshire Water is adding more than 4,000 square metres of ponds to one of its wastewater treatment sites that will use 25 different species of plant to remove phosphorous from the water before it is returned to the environment. The plants have been selected to promote diverse habitats, with particular attention given to creating environments which support bees and other pollinators.
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Northumbrian's Innovation Festival returns for its fifth year with a hybrid of small physical hubs feeding into an online global event. Sprints, data hacks and workshops will focus on sector wide challenges with participants from within and outside of the water industry coming together.
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One of Affinity Water's two winning bids in the Innovation in Water Challenge is to apply smart network techniques to assets such as storage water tanks to boost network capacity when demand is high. Project lead Mumin Islam talked to Utility Week about the project.
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A tool that is drawn to leaks within pipes has won the Future Water Association 2020 Water Dragons prize. Qinov8's Aquapea moves through pipes and forms a seal over holes to prevent leaks
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Yorkshire Water has begun rolling out mechanical valves to 34 key sites across its region that will allow it to control water flow centrally. This will give the company greater control and the ability to react speedily to interruptions or water events in the network
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