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
Four strategic water resource projects have become the first to pass the initial assessment by the Regulators Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID). The projects relating to bolstering water resources in Southern's western region include a recycling scheme, a desalination plant and a reservoir.
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.
The impact of lockdown is expected to still be felt by members of the supply chain into 2021, according to a British Water survey that shows a third of companies anticipate revenues to be reduced in the next six to 12 months
Investment in Northern Ireland's wastewater and drainage systems fell so far behind over the past six years that housing and industrial developments were stalled. As the country's water network awaits the regulator's verdict on spending plans for the next price control, its director of finance and regulation Ronan Larkin discusses the consequences of further underinvestment.
As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week speaks to Iain McGuffog, director of strategy & regulation at Bristol Water. He discusses the importance of a community-led approach to reaching net zero, opportunities under Brexit and why some failures will be inevitable if ambition and innovation are truly stretching.
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.
Thames Water has upgraded two slow sand filter beds at a water treatment site to produce one third of the capital’s water. Supply to London was maintained while the work was completed at site over the past year.
Portsmouth and Southern will publicly sign their bulk supply agreement today, marking an historic milestone for both companies. Chief executive Bob Taylor talks to Utility Week about how Havant Thicket exemplifies the water-only company's growing role in regional water resource planning.