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Ofwat has established its £200 million Innovation Fund in a 'disruptive' attempt to change mindsets and boost water companies’ capacity to collaborate and co-operate to solve problems. UW Innovate looks at the aspirations behind the Fund, and meets the teams behind two projects in the first wave to secure funding.
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In the second of three articles, BPF Pipes Group (a division of the British Plastics Federation) explores the policy drivers behind the circular economy, and how recycling and re-use can bring us into better alignment with the natural world.
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Water companies can now deploy multiple sensors and advanced smart meters to give them a real-time view of their operations, or to digitally model future interventions. But, when few companies reaped full benefit from previous rounds of smart metering investment, how can new programmes stack up?
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Adding biodiversity to sites is already a goal for most utilities, but soon they will be working to a tough new target of 10% biodiversity net gains under the Environment Bill. Katie Dawson, Costain’s lead on Geographical Information Systems for the environment, explains what’s involved.
Interviews
Graham Campbell, chair of Energy Network Association’s Data and Digitalisation Steering Group and head of whole system and commercial at SP Energy Networks, offers an overview of the Steering Group and its priorities for the year ahead.
Opinion
Collaborative innovation within the water sector is currently high on the agenda, thanks to the Ofwat Innovation Fund. A team from the University of Sheffield has distilled its work on how best to build partnering relationships that lead to viable innovations into a new downloadable guide for the sector.
Opinion
Partial Discharge (PD) Surveys are crucial for network operators to minimise the risk of erosion in insulation failure resistance in transformers, switchgear, generators, and other electrical equipment. But monitoring assets for PD isn’t straightforward. Experts from Megger explain why.
Opinion
A site that has treated water for communities in Lancaster since 1927 is being upgraded with a £23 million investment by United Utilities to ensure compliance and resilience for the 21st century
News
The water regulator has approved plans from the sector to invest £2.8 billion in environmental projects to build back better including wastewater treatment projects, flood protection schemes, habitat and biodiversity protection, and to cut pollution.
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SP Energy Networks has launched a new "industry-first" app that uses smart phone cameras and artificial intelligence to identify and catalogue network assets and customer devices. The distribution network operator said the iDentify app allows asset data to be gathered directly by field staff as well as third-party installers of low-carbon technologies.
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The circular economy is being increasingly mentioned but what exactly is it and what does it mean? What is its relevance to those operating in the water industry and how can it help them cut costs and be greener at the same time? This is the first of a series of articles from the BPF Pipes Group taking a closer look at understanding the circular economy and using as an example the role of plastic pipes within it. The series explains why we as an industry should take notice of its growing importance.
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